Exhibition Proposal- The Future Lost City of Inis Aeráid

The name of my proposed project is the city of Inis Aeráid or Climate Island. It takes its lead from the work of artists such as Robert Smithson and Deniz Uster and the idea of entropy made visible. The work by Smithson from a recent post in placing practice consisted of an old woodshed that was partiallyContinue reading “Exhibition Proposal- The Future Lost City of Inis Aeráid”

Exhibition Proposal Ideas

Quick Sketches of Ideas for Proposal Idea 1 An aquarium site as a viewing point for future submerged architecture. Exhibition would be a simulation of the future state of our buildings. Anticipated Ruins. Idea 2 Bridging islands – stepping stones on the tops of sections of modernist structures/pillars/chimneys/cement. Glengarrif/Garinish Island as site. Idea 3 Cast replicaContinue reading “Exhibition Proposal Ideas”

Philae Island

A massive project was undertaken to rescue the monuments and ancient architecture of Philea Island, Egypt from flooding.  The temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam. This is the official report: safeguarding of the Philae monuments; 1965

Reading from Roger Callois, Man, Play, Games from MA:AP studios 13th March 2018

As a response to this reading, I want to attempt to relate an aspect of my artistic methodology to the points that Callois has made in  Chapter 1 of Man, Play and Games. Callois categorises play in Chapter 1: Free: in which playing is not obligatory; if it were, it would at once lose its attractive andContinue reading “Reading from Roger Callois, Man, Play, Games from MA:AP studios 13th March 2018”

Reading from Helen Molesworth, Work Ethic, Essay, 2003 from MA:AP studios 6th February 2018

Martin Creed, Work No. 232: the whole world + the work = the whole world, 2000, Tate (featured image of this post) The advertising poster for the exhibition Work Ethic includes the text “Artists. Hard at work or hardly working? You decide” above a photograph documenting the Hi Red Center’s Ochanomizu Drop (Dropping Event) of 1964, which consisted of droppingContinue reading “Reading from Helen Molesworth, Work Ethic, Essay, 2003 from MA:AP studios 6th February 2018”

Reading from De Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, from floor 17, the Elysian, 27th February 2018

Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life,  1980: Chapter VII,  Walking in the City Reading and Discussion Most of the MA group (including myself) found the writing style a bit tricky to read at first- the French way of comparing systems. There are also contrasting quite poetic bits that read well, is De Certeau making difficulties? ThisContinue reading “Reading from De Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, from floor 17, the Elysian, 27th February 2018”

Reading from Inside the White Cube, Brian O’Doherty at UCC Lewis Glucksman Art Gallery 20th February 2018

O’ Doherty’s essay (Texts were originally published as a series of essays) about the emergence of a white cube style gallery space was a natural step in the evolution of methods of display, it occurred as modernism continued to expand the limits of both each individual medium and of the frame itself. Art needed aContinue reading “Reading from Inside the White Cube, Brian O’Doherty at UCC Lewis Glucksman Art Gallery 20th February 2018”

Reading from Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), Panopticism translated from the French by Alan Sheridan in 1977 at Cork City Gaol 13th February 2018

Foucault begins with a description of the measures needed to be taken against the plague in the seventeenth century such as, partitioning of space and closing off houses and constant inspection. Extreme order was required to control the spread of disease. All modern mechanisms for controlling abnormal individuals derive from these as Foucault examines aContinue reading “Reading from Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), Panopticism translated from the French by Alan Sheridan in 1977 at Cork City Gaol 13th February 2018”

Higher Dimensions

Reading from the studio, Jaques Ranciere, The Ignorant Schoolmaster led me to think about the difficulties that women faced to gain entry to further education in the past .Ranciere – The Ignorant Schoolmaster_ch_one In the past, I studied and implemented the Montessori teaching method as an early childhood educator and a special needs assistant. AContinue reading “Higher Dimensions”