Clearing the Decks and Timetabling

There are only about four months left before the final show. I have a great deal to do and therefore need to organise myself so that I can fully concentrate on making and preparations. Now that the blog site is sorted after its difficulties, I am clearing the decks to complete the work.

Yesterday and today I began reorganising the studio and clearing surfaces for working. It is a long and painstaking process as many months of work has to be stored elsewhere with great care.

Piece 1. Piece 2 can be worked on simultaneously on another table and I can begin piece 3 concurrently.

Below is a list of things to do. It is by no means exhaustive but it gives me a framework around which to plan activities. As for a timetable, I feel that the best timetable is to work as hard and do as much as possible well in advance. I hope to have pieces 1 and 2 completed by mid April. Piece three completed by mid May and any collateral works at the same time. I am aware not to dispers my focus on too many things.

I have titles for 1 and 2 but not three as yet

  • Prep studio for continuing work
  • Electrician to connect kiln not possible due to COVID=19
  • vent window
  • complete piece 1
  • complete piece two
  • first firings
  • post first firing work
  • second firings
  • finishing
  • displays
  • vitrine
  • speaker housings
  • acoustic content
  • sound recording
  • sound production
  • arduino setups
  • sensor coding
  • testing
  • piece 3
  • video
  • display for piece 3
  • writing
  • symposium 2
  • critical evaluation
  • blog curation and Unit 2 assessment
  • packing
  • publication
  • marketing
  • installation

Workflow Timetable: Deadlines (approximate)

  • Prep studio – March 10
  • kiln – March 31
  • speakers – March 31
  • pieces 1 and 2: first firings – April 15
  • Symposium – April 20 for 26
  • arduinos – April 30
  • marketing – April 30 onwards
  • sound – April 30 – May 15
  • pieces 1 and 2: second firing and finish – May 1
  • displays – May 31
  • Publication ready to proof – May 31
  • piece 3 – May 31
  • critical evaluation – May 31 for July
  • packing – June 15
  • installation – June 23 – July 1
  • blog curation – ongoing until July 1
  • Show – July 9 – 15
  • Take down – July 16 – 17