I was delayed getting to the Tate due to problems on the buses so instead of settling down and drawing or visiting the busy exhibitions in the Boiler House I decided to explore some of the free displays in the Blavatnik Building starting out with 'Performer and Participant' , including the screening of 'The crystal Quilt' by Suzanne Lacy. What an amazing project and ahead of its time.
I was intrigued by how Ana Lupas had 'preserved' fragile straw structures in metal, preserving their form, reminding me of my visit to Romania for work.
Edward Krasinski's installation
'Between Object and Architecture' display, this piece by Yayoi Kusama was very popular , the guard had his work cut out stopping people going over the line ( it's very fragile) .
I liked how it interacted with other pieces in the room like this pavilion by Cristina Iglesius'Stack' by Tony Cragg.
Meeting the others at 12.30 as usual, instead of heading for lunch and 'show and tell' of our sketches ( that came later) we went out to the river to find a good position for viewing the flypast .
I've never seen so many people on the Millennium ( 'wobbly'') Bridge and every accessible rooftop was filled.
A couple of helicopters were hovering nearby as markers and then just before 1pm , cheers erupted as the first group of Chinooks flew over.
The precision of the positioning was amazing ( I only realised afterwards that I'd managed to capture the '100' formation)
After lunch at Leons, I returned to the 'Stack' but after 2 failed attempts to draw it accurately, started to list all the components including the different forms of cardboard.