WORKSHOP PERIOD II
Eblana House Works, 4–8 May 2017
Eblana House Works
For the NCAD’s exhibition at the County Council property, Eblana House, a number of created artworks continued their relationship with Thomas Street and IPIP. This demonstrates NCAD’s ethos that In Public, In Particular should fold and integrate meaningfully with students ongoing growth and development as artists.
‘Untitled’ by Sarah Gallagher
This piece focuses on defensive design featured in Social Housing in 1950’s Ireland. Dolphins Barn was the largest social housing complex, designed with influences from Dutch architecture. The design allowed each flat to be seen clearly from the courtyard. This acted as social control, making a private space public.
Zephyr by Erin Redmond
Zephyr is an architectural model for future ways of creating and occupying spaces. By challenging our conventional ideas of architecture this site specific, pneumatic structure alters how we perceive our surroundings and provides an alternative atmosphere for sharing meals, ideas and conversations.
Commuter Travels by Rachael Foley
Those who spend hours travelling each day know the frustration of your time being lost through commuting. This work stemmed from this concept of lost time. The work uses this time while emanating the feeling of irritation that comes with commuting taking from the important things in our own lives.
All that is Solid by Gary Reilly
Culture confers lousy status on maintenance work. We live In an increasingly performance based capitalism that promises us adventure, growth, transformation of ourselves and our world, but at what cost? These works aim to highlight labour and its interconnections that are usually invisible to those who rely on it but do not do it themselves.
Transients – Elayne Harrington
This outstallation is part of the Some Things Should Stay Taboo NCAD Sculpture exhibition 2017.
The audio installation is a recording of a call made to ‘Homeless Freephone’, a Dublin City Council service which deals with the arrangment of accomodation for service users, or transients….
This term refers to those who stay awake all night, those who seek shelter, the ones who live in cars, move from pillar to post, shift belongings and children from hotel to hotel, those who walk miles day to day, sit down and are moved on, those in the 24 hour wet house, the dry house, the stair well, on the bridge, in the door way…
Those who are in society but on the fringes of the community. Those who are in one system and apart from another. Those who have created their own systems and communities.
Those that must live this undetermined existence in this constant state of transience.