The premiere of me and my shadow is approaching with alarming / exciting speed. Enghien-les-Bains is getting ready for the Bains Numeriques festival, with banners appearing on the streets and everything. The festival looks great I must say – lots of fantastic stuff. Very nice to see our posters next to Carl Craig’s in the cda windows. Unfortunately I’ll miss him playing in the middle of the lake after our premiere because I’ll be in London – the problem with doing a four-way telematic project is that you can’t be in four places at once (although me and my shadow might be the closest you can get).
I’ve made a new page with details of the premiere on the 9th June, and details of the installations running from the 10th – 26th. You can find it here.
I had a not-so-fun distraction at the weekend – my laptop died, completely, on Sunday. Impeccable timing, as it always is with such things – not only is this two weeks before the me and my shadow premiere, it was a Bank Holiday weekend. Absolutely EVERYTHING was shut, not only in Enghien but in Paris too – even the Apple Store. Despite this, I managed to score the right tools to open up my MacBook Pro, borrow another one, bodge together an ‘enclosure’ for my drive, boot from it and keep on working – I was quite impressed with my resourcefulness, and the kindness of strangers..
I’m now working with my drive – ie my life, and all the me and my shadow sounds, in a cardboard box. A little bit scary. Don’t worry, I did back up!
So here we are in Enghien-les-Bains, at the Centre des Arts (top right, above). We’re currently in the dance studio, where they’ve built us a prototype portal (top left, in progress) pending construction of the final portal in the foyer next week. All looks very promising and exciting! Enghien is a beautiful spa resort – it’s in the north of Paris surrounded by fairly rough areas, but feels like a village. We’re staying in the Villa du Lac, which is as nice as it sounds. Can’t complain I must admit – I’m in that room at the top, and that’s my view!
The first few days will be fairly quiet as it’s the bank holiday weekend (and looks set to be a sunny one), but I’ll post more here next week..