is a fascinating series of documentaries by Adam Curtis that’s on iPlayer.
For my part, I’m less than enamoured of the machines after some fairly spectacular technological failures at the private view this evening. Projector - dead.
After some rescue attempts with a replacement I’m not sure what I’m going to do. If I was of the right temperament I’d probably just cry. That and a few other things made this evening pretty hard.
Anyway, I don’t want to give up so I’m trying to reconfigure the display in a way that will work. I don’t want to rely on something as complex as a slide projector, because should anymore problems arise I’d like to be able to sort them out easily.
So I’ve had to do some thinking. I’ve got a tracing paper wall which I’d rather not tear down. I had the projector for the beam of light and the sound. So how can I get those two things but in a different way?
My aim is to try and backlight the tracing paper so you get more of the shadows of people inside cast onto it. I was never very happy that this didn’t work with the projector beause it’s beam is so focused so I need to try and see this as a positive. A series of lamps or something should work. So I’m frantically investigating.
And sound. Well I’ve already got mechanical clocks and kitchen timers so one of those should suffice. Watch this space.