At Valencia Melting Point
As always the report comes a bit late, but there are some other sites that were faster than us. Please take a look at them:
But now lets start from the beginning
arrival in the evening and immediate start of set up work. Big, beautiful space, wonderful hosts, lots of beer, and some confusion
boxes full of experiments to open
The task was to open all of them, line the materials on the foam boards and only after go to eat, fortunately in Spain you can eat also at midnight
It was tough but we did it
and the next day was almost a miracle
The foam boards we had ordered were exactly the color of walls and floor tiles
the amount we had bought was exaclty the right one,
and what we had immagined worked out !!!!!!!
we could happily drink after hard work and wait for the visitors to come
and they came, young and old, and more and more
after a while there was no time for drinking and joking anymore
all the students had to work: explain, explain, explain
the later it got the more visitors came and the explanations got better and better
and probably also more inspired
once in while a little rest was allowed
we had real glasses, no plastic and nothing broke
it was a wonderful evening, warm and full with the smell of spring blossoms, and it was Spain
miraculously none of the foam boards fell and no experiment either
nothing was lost, no piece displaced, touched but not dispaced
we found many new friends, some known over the web but never seen as Marianne Gassier from Bijoucontemporain
or some of the members of the BORAX group
The teachers and students from EASD Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de València
who had organized all this, exhibitions, conferences, dinners, workshops had done a great job.
everybody asked questions and wanted to know about the materials and the working process
it was unusual for all to be able to touch freely the exhibited pieces
and this was a big part of the success of our exhibition
we were all happy about this evening, it was one of the moments when you really feel sorry for the passing of time.
IT was the teamwork that had let to this result that made us particularly proud. We had done it all together and could be happy together, each one of the Hazardous Operations Team had been precious to the end result.
Here just some more pictures all taken by HaNa Choi who had the task to document the whole event