The David Shrigley exhibiton at the Cornerhouse last year engaged its visitors in a different way to usual exhibitons. The visitors were encouraged to ask questions and had the option to write on chalkboards, draw or even take naps. This style of suggestion worked well, it opened up a freedom in the gallery and broke down the boundaries between the work and the viewer. This is something I’m keen to find the balance with in designing experiences for the festival. There seems to be a fine line between instruction and suggestion at these kinds of events. Encouraging creativity is also an important aspect that I’m interested in researching further.
“I wanted the art to be inclusive and continuous. I didn’t want it to just be an event-based piece.” – David Shrigley