Friday, February 29, 2008

A Typical Day of the Curator with Leggingsless Legs

Taiga Fox wakes up
shower, breakfast, dog, clothes, daycare, school, metro
meeting with a German art handler
meeting with an American art handler
trying to start drinking a cup of coffee
replying to twenty-ish e-mails
answering the phone
checking out an invoice
writing per diem papers
answering the phone
checking out the situation with the budget
deciding about the prize of the book published next week
answering the phone
trying to finish the coffee
checking out the colour corrections of the photos
answering the phone
checking out the press photos
trying to find out why e-mail from France bounces back
checking out the installation situation
proof reading the press text
proof watching a poster
sending information to a journalist
answering the phone
collecting mail
answering the phone
trying to think what to wear next week on a reception
answering the phone
replying to ten e-mails
finding a phone-number to an art-handler in Zürich for an American art-handler
throwing the rest of the coffee away
having a sandwich
answering the phone
having a farewell coffee & cake break
checking out if all the hotel rooms have been booked
sending various e-mails to USA and UK regarding the hotel rooms
wondering where the tape man has gone
saying no to a suggestion of meeting up with some Swedish guests
feeling bad about saying no
answering the phone
feeling relief that the museum dont't have a 1 cm lower sidewall
having a conversation with a Head Technician
trying to send an e-mail to France again and seeing how it bounces back
having a worried phonecall from London
making a phone call to a gallery
phoning to London
getting new installing suggestions from the artist
trying to tell the technicians they might have to do everything all over again
sending an artist information kit to the boss
sending similar kit to the opener of the show
answering the phone
sending e-mails
collecting unused taxi-cards
trying to solve out an insurance thing
collecting the undone stuff waiting for Monday
having a chat with the Head Technician
remembering an important thing which had to be done
finding an empty home
heating up a dinner
remembering that the articles which had to be read during the weekend were left on the desk
reading a magazine

In the magazine Harriet (27) says she spends three hours a day by doing her make-up and hair.
Taiga Fox wonders how anyone can have free three hours for make-up.
Harriet also says:" Before the leggings became fashionable, I saw a photo of those in Elle. Sometimes you have to travel abroad to find something and I finally managed to find them from London."
Taiga Fox wonders why Harriet didn't ask her, because she still has authentic vintage leggings somewhere in the basement.

Suddenly she feels she has turned to be her own mother.
Year 1986 Taiga Fox: I have to have a belt like that. Mother Fox: I had a belt like that in 1965, you can have it if you want.
Harriet and her 3-hour-face smile at Taiga Fox.
Taiga Fox wonders why she don't have a birthday on February 29th. She would be only 9. She apologises if she miscalculated her fictional age.
She can't really any Maths. Of course that's normal if you're just 9.
Taiga Fox realizes she has spent her free 35 minutes on thinking about that.
The dinner is cold.


Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Have you ever noticed that if you stare at yourself in a mirror for more than about a minute you start to feel a bit odd? In which case, they probably shouldn't let Harriet and her 3-hour-face out of the institution again. With or without leggings.

patroclus said...

Is it wrong that I am quite envious of your job? Mind you, my job is so boring I'd almost rather work on the till in Tesco's.

Dave said...

Are you visiting London, or are these hotel rooms for someone else?

Taiga the Fox said...

OPC; yes I have.
P; it is seriously wrong.
Dave; unfortunately no London for me.

Christopher Campbell-Howes said...

Goodness. It doesn't go on at this intensity for ever. Sooner or later things sort themselves out and calm down. I wouldn't know about the leggings, though.