Working with Nolgong and the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, I was the production manager for the "Being Faust: Enter Mephisto" game that formed part of the Amaze Johannesburg Festival. This project was the start of an ongoing relationship that I have formed with Amaze and Goethe. For this project my role was to co-ordinate the installation, running and strike for the duration of the team's visit.
For weeks leading up to the arrival of the NOLGONG team, Francois (Goethe-Institut Client manager) and I were in constant email contact with NOLGONG, working on the designs, fabrications and site preparations.
My first priority was to ensure that the Ithuba Gallery was prepared for the arrival of the NOLGONG team and that all the required materials were onsite and the onsite team were prepared. Once Peter and his team arrived it was a fast paced build to construct the boxes, test the server and the system and practice the game, ahead of the first guests arriving. After 2 days of preparations, we were ready to open to the public. Once the game was live, my responsibility was to monitor the attendees, manage the client, manage the crew, ensure that the game was running correctly and that all other services were running smoothly.
After the final evening we were set to break down the set up and assist our clients on their way to the net location.