Ulster University Logo

Ulster Institutional Repository

Untitled Sculpture

Biomedical Sciences Research Institute Computer Science Research Institute Environmental Sciences Research Institute Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Research Institute

Connolly, Robert (1997) Untitled Sculpture. Microsoft Ireland Headquarters [Artefact]

[img]Image (JPEG) (Annette @ wax - microsoft work progress)
260Kb
[img]Image (JPEG) (Microsoft Commission)
268Kb
[img]Image (JPEG) (Microsoft Commission Maquette)
241Kb
[img]HTML
604Kb
[img]HTML
262Kb

Abstract

Sculpture commissioned by Microsoft Ireland.In this sculpture five figurative ‘life-casts’ relate to and support a ‘Fiber-optic’ ring encircling a tree. The ring, which is illuminated at night, changes colour and illuminates the figures and the tree.Each figure represents one of the five senses and they each endeavor to relate to the plastic ring, or the location through a specific sense: touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. My intention was to represent the human search for knowledge and how we experience the world and begin to understand reality. The ring is a representation of information flow or technological systems with which we engage in this contemporary search.The artwork was commissioned by Microsoft Ireland through a limited competition, (i.e. only certain artists were invited by Microsoft to make proposals.)The work was funded by Microsoft Ireland and the competition was run through the Sculptors Society of Ireland.

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 > Space and Place
Location:Microsoft Ireland Headquarters
Location:Microsoft Ireland Headquarters, South County Dublin Business Park,
Date:1997
ID Code:14453
Deposited By:Dr Cherie Driver
Deposited On:09 Jul 2010 08:55
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 15:35

Repository Staff Only: item control page