UNBUILDING in words

Mermaid Arts Centre, 21st Aug – 17th Oct – 2010

‘FIELD’: Bea McMahon’s construction of new moving image in Killinacarraig, Co. Wicklow; July 26th 2010.

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Invite Image, ‘FIELD,’ [Bea McMahon’s Field Event; July 26th, 2010, 8.30pm till 10.15].

Bea McMahon’s new moving image work called ‘Field’ was set in Killinacarraig, Co. Wicklow. It tookplace at dusk on the 26th of July 2010.  The full moon rose at half past nine.

Euniece Borland and 7 of her peers stood in eight elliptical holes excavated by Elliott O’Brien with his JCB. She was clad in a customised pattern by textile designer Pamela Quinn. The long axes of the holes ranged in size from 20 meters to 1 meter across. The holes when filmed from a rotating tripod at 180rpm formed an earth animation. Also a Nexstar Celestron telescope with on board GPS tracking was there to capture the launch. Luckily, the night was clear. The results of this field event will be presented at the Mermaid Arts Centre between Monday 11th Oct – Sun 17th Oct, 2010.

Tea on left and telescope on right; photo: Paul McCarthy

Bea McMahon and Myles Nolan looking for Labyrinth spider; photo: Paul McCarthy

Myles Nolan talks about labyrinth spiders; photo: Paul McCarthy

The stage being  set up; photo: Paul McCarthy

Euniece Borland wearing textile designed by Pamela Quinn; photo: Paul McCarthy

The golf caddy motor attached to tripod built by Peter O’Kennedy; photo: Paul McCarthy

Three holes; photo: Paul McCarthy

Bea McMahon and Myles Claffey; photo: Paul McCarthy

Leaving the stage: photo: Paul McCarthy

Euniece Borland photographed through the telescope; photo: Sinead Ni Mhaoinaigh

This project is part of the ‘Unbuilding Project,’ curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey, Rosie Lynch and Eilis Lavelle. It is supported by Wicklow County Council, The Arts Council of Ireland, Mermaid Arts Centre and Ballymore Homes.

Thanks also to Cliodhna Shaffrey, Niamh Clarke, Jenny Sherwin, Ronan McCrea, Brian Clarke, Brigid Murtagh, Myles Nolan, Stephen O’Sullivan, Eilis Lavelle, Rosie Lynch, Fergus Boyle and Euniece Borland

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Written by James Merrigan

July 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

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