The location: the sixth floor of a multi-storey car-park (parking garage), just off the main street in the centre of Kilkenny, Ireland. A structure consisting of some panels from a modular display system and a specially made mild-steel transportable framework
was dismantled each night, stored in the back of the van and then re-assembled each morning.
During exhibition hours, the structure was arranged across from the van, which was parked with its doors thrown open. A soundtrack playing on the stereo filled the space. The sound was audible from within the stairwell at the other end of the building, which was the main point of entry.
The title of the work is taken from the book Freeways
, by the landscape architect and designer Lawrence Halprin
Special thanks are due to the invigilators and the production team, especially Lindsey Perry, who invested a lot of time and effort to make this piece possible. Thanks also to Rothe House, Kilkenny
for allowing the use of their modular information panels.
Commissioned for Surface and Reality
, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Curated by Oliver Dowling.