Oi & Oii

2019. TOMBOLO. LAY OF THE LAND. Site responsive art installation series

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Oi and Oii are  two collaborative pieces created by  6 artists:

Millie Egan

Brenda Kearney

Katrin Hanusch

Melanie King

Antonia Beard

Sofia Arredondo

and  an extraordinary production and volunteer team for TOMBOLO19

TOMBOLO is a site-responsive art project created by LAY OF THE LAND that encourages exploration of the  wild landscapes of isolated regions within Ireland. 

 


 

 

 

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The 3 week outdoor art residency culminated in a 4-day public exhibition and took place on Brow Head, West Cork, Ireland.

 


 

 

 

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Oi interacts with the landscape responding to its natural forces.

 

The circular shape in the center of each canvas provides a focal point that frames the land and sky. The constant wind reveals and conceals different elements creating a moving tunnel.

The three vertical frames form a gateway that connects the land with the sea providing a sense of direction and invites the visitor to walk through

 

 

Oii references the connection between earth and  sky providing a moving canopy that reveals whats beyond through 3 different oculi.

 

The position, direction and shape of the canopy plays with the organic lines of the landscape  and creates a space for the visitor to interact with it from above and below.

The piece responds to light and wind providing a dynamic experience.

 

 

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Photos by:  Millie Egan and Sofia Arredondo

 

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