|7th INTERNATIONAL VIDEO WEEK *[saint-gervais, genève]||Philip
|We arrived in Geneva Sept. 26th at 1 AM, 6 days prior to our opening. Two øther installations by Chris Marker and Fischl / Weiss were also being prepared on øther floors to accompany ours [images below] and a program of video works from Chantal Akerman, Rebecca Horn, Roman Signer, Lothar Hempel, Carsten Höller, and øthers.|
|We had checked in to the Savoy
Hotel by the train station. Our shoebox-sized rooms stank of fried food. The next morning
early we were ushered into Wendy's for a styrofoam breakfast of badbad coffee and stale
croissant with plastic utensils. We headed back up to our rooms, packed up, checked out,
and headed over to saint-gervais.
In the space, we unpacked our bags and rolls, and moved in. The people working there brought us mattresses, blankets and towels. We dragged in a few funky furniture tidbits from around the building, supplemented by a camping table and lamp from some warehouse. We ripped down some walls, framed some work, built a "hackers chair", taped up some drawings, made some new ones, arranged rather unobtrusively 5 more Internet and CD ROM workstations, and lived, showered, and slept in the space for about a week while we installed. Opening day we moved out to a small hotel, leaving behind our "TRACE."