I’m putting together an exhibition at the moment called, “A History of Music”. It has been an interesting process. The community has been very helpful in providing photos and oral histories to smooth things along. However, not everything is a story, and I just don’t have the space to put up a list of every musician in the valley.
“Have you heard this name?”
“Well, they used to play (insert musical instrument here).
Do you have any photos or recordings?
“No. But they were good.”
What do I do with this? I can’t tell you how many people have dropped by with names, etc and I take them down knowing I won’t be using them, because at this point I’ve already designed panels, time lines, etc, and a random name, well, that’s just not going to fit into the cohesion I’m trying to make.
Still, I don’t want to leave them out. There will be an audio/visual part to the exhibition (i.e. a dvd slideshow that I have to make) and I’m thinking of adding the random names and quotes into that…
Sigh. I wish I had some help.
Its hard working in such a small environment, where it feels like the community knows you, but I’m locked away in the attic, working, and only see people when buzzed down.