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Wilson, Alistair (2009) Discussions in Contemporary Sculpture. [Artefact]

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A situation specific installation, commissioned by the Dock Gallery for the exhibition, curated by Oliver Dowling, Discussions in Contemporary Sculpture, with Dorothy Cross, Fergus Martin, Kathy Prendergast, John Gibbons and Maud Cotter. This work explores, through a dialogue with a specific environment, the sculptural possibilities of two characteristics of liquid; level and reflection and their ability to interrogate and describe architectural space, (originally investigated as a series of studies on the phenomenon of “Acqua, Alta”, The results of which were exhibited as invited artist representing Northern Ireland at the 51stVenice Biennale). These characteristics are, for the purposes of the current work. expressed as reflective glass discs which both establish level and volume (below) and witness the remaining void (above), whilst allowing the audience to navigate the space ( ref. “20/50“Richard Wilson?).

Item Type:Artefact
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Art, Conflict and Society
Location:The Dock Gallery, Carrick on Shannon, Eire
Date:31 October 2009
ID Code:13813
Deposited By:Mr Alistair Wilson
Deposited On:23 Nov 2010 16:04
Last Modified:18 Apr 2012 12:25

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