There’s an excitement buzzing through Harcourt House, an artist run centre and art gallery. It’s the opening night of Jesse Sherburne’s A Record of Events — but there’s no work for the visitors to see and confused stares are appearing on more and more faces. Little do they know, this very moment — the reactions from the crowd to their surroundings — is part of the show.
When A Record of Events was performed and exhibited in August of 2014, it was one of Harcourt House’s most popular exhibits. It helped make the public aware of the anxiety artists can feel when putting together an exhibition and it used the public’s reaction to the opening night as an inspiration to create new art for a second part of this exhibit.