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Cork 2005: Vinyl


01.07.05-13.08.05

Cork 2005
Cork 2005 - European Capital of Culture
Civic Trust House
50 Pope’s Quay
Cork
Irland
fon +353 21 455 2005
Info@cork2005.ie
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Vinyl
Simon Cutts
Ort: Christian Brothers School, Sullivans Quay, Cork
web: www.coracle.ie

mit Solveig Adalsteinsdottir, John Bevis, Boekie-Woekie, Christian Bok, Marie Bourget, Stephen Brandes, Yves Chaudouet, Thomas A Clark, Susan Collis, Maud Cotter, Chris Drury, Matthew Falvey, Martina Galvin, Katie Holten, Susan Howe, Trevor Joyce, Brian Kennedy, Cralan Kelder, Caroline Koebel, Marton Koppany, Langlands & Bell, Billy Mills, Stuart Mills, Maurizio Nannucci, Mark Pawson, Kathy Prendergast, Tim Robinson, Kay Rosen, Colin Sackett, Kyle Schlesinger, Eric Watier, Lawrence Weiner, Ian Whittlesea, Trevor Winkfield, CDLA 


The vinyl project uses installations made of vinyl film as signs and graphics output from the computer plotter and cutter. Vinyl is the single unifying means of making these works into a common medium, almost a theme of sorts. Its presence is left to be discovered in the new context, situated in a collective space normally used for a different purpose: a school on Sullivans Quay.

You can hop across Tim Robinson’s map of the Aran Islands placed centrally in the school playground, past Kathy Prendergast’s ‘A is for Alone’, to Maud Cotter’s construction accumulating through the corridor of the first floor. In the gymnasium, Martina Galvin has tensioned 27 miles of translucent blue fishing filament into a curtain. On one gable-end of the main building, Lawrence Weiner cites material construction as text, and on the other Marie Bourget produces a robotic drawing of a spinnaker sail from the computer programme Illustrator.These are merely six approaches to the project, others will be worked out more organically on site during the course of their installation.

Simon Cutts, Vinyl's Curator, says 'For the most part, it is a textual and graphical project, alongside the use of vinyl as a more purely inert material, used by some of the participants to build and construct. It is essentially a project for an expanded book of parts, an anthology using the nooks and crevices of a building in a certain state of decay, instead of the page.. The new work is layered onto existing surfaces, prominent features, and other facets of a building that remains unaltered by these additions.'

The well-stocked bookroom focuses information on the project, and books are available for purchase. It will contain books by poets, artists and writers involved in the project, together with work of poets and writers of Soundeye: Cork International Poetry Festival, which takes place in the first weeks of the installation in its bookroom and other parts of the building. A series of Saturday events involving workshops and discussion will also emanate from the bookroom to other parts of the school.

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