Oi & Oii
2019. TOMBOLO. LAY OF THE LAND. Site responsive art installation series
Oi and Oii are two collaborative pieces created by 6 artists:
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.
The 3 week outdoor art residency culminated in a 4-day public exhibition and took place on Brow Head, West Cork, Ireland.
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.
Photos by: Millie Egan and Sofia Arredondo