Sunday, 13 March 2011
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Stablemen and their horses used to wait near Tophane wharf to take them on their joumey. Thus Tophane served as an informal reception area for these arriving foreigners, who upon their first visit must have been impressed upon gazing at the panoramic view, the centuries-old mosques, Ottoman women waiting by the fountain to fill their jugs, street sellers and small shops selling exotic goods. This characteristic of the district lasted even into the early Republican years. However, the harbor lost some of its allure due to the bonded warehouses built in the region in the 1960s. Today, one of those warehouses is Turkey's first modern art museum.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
While walking in Boora on a winter’s afternoon, I was fascinated by the strong directional light and the shadows it cast on this unencumbered landscape. I decided to use a series of equilateral triangles of decreasing size that would cast shadows on the landscape and interact with each other as the sun moved during the morning and evening hours.
The sculpture was fabricated from materials long associated with the industrial heritage of the cutaway bog- railway track, railway sleepers and steel plate. Two of the triangular forms were made from oak sleepers bolted to a steel armature; the sleepers were recently removed from a disused bog train railway line laid in the 1950’s. The wood triangles symbolised the old use of the bog. The centre triangle was made from stainless steel and symbolises the new use of the Parklands. The triangular icons are held in place using railway track, which once facilitated the movement of peat to the Ferbane power station by the bog train.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
This beautiful 'monster' is made by the couple Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, together with invited friends. It acts as a sculpture, theater requisite and performance at the same time.It's body is organized around a single 'Promenade Architectural', which is guiding people up and down through the installation, giving away views to the surrounding and into it's art collection.A ball track is running through the entire piece. It seems to visualize the promenade and to stimulate people entering.
The landscape around Kielder Water & Forest Park (KW&FP) has become home to a unique collection of visual art and architecture, inspiring the creation of work in response to the scale and complexity of its unique environment and the area's varied and fascinating history.
The abundance of contemporary art and architecture in this striking rural setting makes public art accessible to all visitors and is located at sites around the lake and within the forest.