I thought everyone would like to know that I have now opened Dr. Dusk’s Museum of Unrequited Artefacts and Wax. At last people will be able to appreciate Ted’s work (and my humble imitation). I also pray that putting these objects in public view will encourage someone to come forward and help me in my search for Nelly.
Here are some shots from the launch.
The opening was extremely well attended. Practically everyone was there. Is that Marcela on the right? I think that must be Angela at the top of the stairs.
Here is the museum from the outside. (There are only a couple of people visible because everyone else is inside.)
A Ha! I finally found Ted and my artefacts hidden in the Sydney College of the Arts. Iris obviously got someone to transport them there to keep them away from me and use them for her own purposes. I will soon retrieve them in preparation for opening my new museum. How convenient that they are already crated up.
Looks like Iris is mucking about in some other poor bastard’s stuff.
Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche Project
Sadly, I finally had a reply from Cristina. I believe her when she says that the photo is hers, but she is not Nelly. My search continues.
Si, lo siento es mi foto y no soy Nelly. Suerte
Please take a moment to listen to this rousing rendition of the 1812 Overture, especially the end when the mice sing.
Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (Finale)
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As I already posted, any promise of continued use of building 2 was totally false. Moreover, there has been a significant and odious dispute over who will retain all these objects after the Biennale of Sydney. Only after threatening to bring a law suit have I been able to secure the rights to them.
I feel that I am best suited to the curation of these works as I am far from convinced that Thed is really Ted Wilson. Iris is nowhere to be found and in any event I am skeptical that she truly understands these objects and I have had no response from Cristina/Nelly. So I have decided to put them into storage. I found a suitable spot at http://www.rentaspace.com.au/, a pest-free, 24/7 accessible facility. I have taken some decisions about the future home of these objects, but more about that later.
My biggest problem at the moment is that the BoS ends this weekend and I am out of town. I expect little support from the BoS people in securing Ted (and my) artefacts and so I am appealing to all my friends on Facebook to please go to the Island and help protect and safeguard these works.
I feel that this is a fork in the road for me and for IPCS, that I am drawn to these objects and their author in a way that I would not have believed possible. My fascination with the personal devotion and private rituals of individuals comes rushing back and I am compelled to understand this man and his wax creations. Should I leave IPCS in the capable hands Laura and Ethan and literally dig into this material?
Ted Wilson seems to have completely disappeared. I feel I should speculate about where he might have gone at this point, but I simply do not have the time, preferring rather to keep my attention focused on the artefacts and my search for Nelly. And so I invite any who might read this to ponder the question of Ted’s story to his or her satisfaction – to facilitate this I have left a couple of blank sections in this post. I hope that two will suffice.
Reader’s Idle Speculation about Ted Wilson’s Situation
Points the Reader Regards as Salient
I just got word that I will not be able to continue to use building 2 for my investigations into Ted’s work after the Biennale closes. Maybe Iris promised more than she could deliver or maybe she was deceived as well, but I must now scramble to find another location for all the artefacts and my work. I’m thinking of transporting them down to the highlands. Why are people so interested in these items if they are art but not otherwise? Is the Black Madonna a work of art or an object of personal devotion? This is the Word made Wax.