For “Open Studio” this year I’d decided to expose some Artists´ Books (The Books of X-piir) and some of the collages I’m creating for December’s exhibition in Vilnius. I arranged a rather informal exhibition in the living room: a bunch of books at the table – and 5 rows of collages on the floor while my studio looked more or less as usual… (well, a little more clean and tidy maybe…)
And what happened? I don’t know the exact positions of planets this weekend – but something certainly was going on! First I – accidentally of course – smashed my lovely, big, ceramic mermaid-bow while vacuuming the carpet in the living room before “Open Studios”. A slight push to the sofa to get hold of all the dust and fluff, had forgotten I’d placed a very heavy stand with posters leaning to the backside and….BAAAAANG: the bowl lay in bits and pieces on the floor!
Second event: my PC totally collapsed, damn it! Not only do I have to buy another – I also have to re-organize photos, documents, programmes, access codes etc. Luckily a friend of mine managed to transferred most of the stuff from the broken hard disk to a DVD, but still all mails, mail addresses etc. have disappeared. I’ve never made a proper back up, so I’ll have to reconstruct things; not exactly the kind of work I´ve been looking for, it’s necessary though. I’ve bought a new (used) PC, it’s definitely not the fastest PC I’ve seen but that’s the option right now. The rest of my budget is for the upcoming London-trip!
Finally I was informed that a grant I’ve been applying for to support my Vilnius-project was rejected. Well, Saturday was not my day…but of course it’s difficult to always stay in the fair wind…