Saturday, July 30, 2011

Installing Document II - Camden Fort, Crosshaven

Document II - Public Art Commission for Fort Camden, Crosshaven

“It sees itself seeing.” - Maurice Merleau Ponty

This work is made following an invitation from Cork County Council and Rescue Camden to make a piece of work in response to the site that is Fort Camden.

I used a large format camera to record light as it was held on a piece of building material used in the renovation of Fort Camden, at intervals over the course of a day in May 2011. The changes are minimal as the holder of this light becomes a silent witness to the passage of time. The photographs have been printed directly onto metal and installed on the wall of the fort.

I want to thank the guys who helped me install this last week. It was a very windy day to be up on scaffolding and they were extremely helpful, nothing was a problem for them.

Fort Camden is open to the public every Saturday & Sunday from 12pm - 5pm. You can check out the Fort Camden Official Info Facebook Page to find out whats on. Its well worth a visit & I'm not just saying that because there's some pretty fabulous art on the wall! Document II will be at the fort until the end of September.

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