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Artist Talk

Artist Talk

Siobhan McDonald

Sim Residecy, Iceland

2012

Studio, DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011

Studio, DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011

This project takes it’s starting point in an abandoned aircraft at the most southern tip of Iceland under the shadow of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano and glacier. I discovered the aircraft in April 2010 (6 weeks after the volcano erupted,) and it struck me as being a portal to another place. 

The piece is inspired by the tiny holes bored through the walls of the aircraft by the effects of time.  They seem patterned on various celestial constellations creating something like a concrete pinhole camera. The interior became a real-time filmic space for me where points of light slide imperceptibly around the inner surface as the sun travels from horizon to horizon.  The holes are photographic in the finest sense.  Each mark is a small black sun. And each dot is a repeat pattern of the sun’s image scaled down many million times (150 KL away).  Each dot records the history of the sun’s ray on its journey to the earth and the projection seeks to show the inverse of the journey.

Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

 

Studio, interior of DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011

Studio, interior of DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011

During the month of August, I used the interior of this crashed aircraft as my studio. I filmed the movement of light each day from 10 am til late afternoon.

Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

 

Studio, Dublin 2011

Studio, Dublin 2011

Artist and curator talk

Artist and curator talk

Galway Arts Centre

Eye of the Storm

May 2012

Independent Curator, Aoife Tunney & Artist Siobhan McDonald

Studio, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan 2013

Studio, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan 2013

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Artist Talk

Siobhan McDonald

Sim Residecy, Iceland

2012

Studio, DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011

This project takes it’s starting point in an abandoned aircraft at the most southern tip of Iceland under the shadow of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano and glacier. I discovered the aircraft in April 2010 (6 weeks after the volcano erupted,) and it struck me as being a portal to another place. 

The piece is inspired by the tiny holes bored through the walls of the aircraft by the effects of time.  They seem patterned on various celestial constellations creating something like a concrete pinhole camera. The interior became a real-time filmic space for me where points of light slide imperceptibly around the inner surface as the sun travels from horizon to horizon.  The holes are photographic in the finest sense.  Each mark is a small black sun. And each dot is a repeat pattern of the sun’s image scaled down many million times (150 KL away).  Each dot records the history of the sun’s ray on its journey to the earth and the projection seeks to show the inverse of the journey.

Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

 

Studio, interior of DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011

During the month of August, I used the interior of this crashed aircraft as my studio. I filmed the movement of light each day from 10 am til late afternoon.

Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

 

Studio, Dublin 2011

Artist and curator talk

Galway Arts Centre

Eye of the Storm

May 2012

Independent Curator, Aoife Tunney & Artist Siobhan McDonald

Studio, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan 2013

Artist Talk
Studio, DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011
Studio, interior of DC Dakota crashed aircraft, 2011
Studio, Dublin 2011
Artist and curator talk
Studio, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan 2013
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