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Belfast Seahorse

Sander, Ralf (2013) Belfast Seahorse. Belfast Harbour [Artefact]

[img] Image (JPEG) (seahorse legend) - Presentation
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[img] Image (JPEG) (ifluences) - Presentation
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[img] Image (JPEG) (belfast seahorse design draft) - Presentation
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[img] Image (JPEG) (making the seahorse) - Published Version
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[img] Image (JPEG) (sculpture in factory full size)
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[img] Image (JPEG) (belfast seahorse)
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URL: http://blog.placeni.org/2009/10/new-public-art-commission-at-belfast.html, www.ralfsander.info

Abstract

The proposal for Belfast Seahorse won a highly competitive international competition for public sculpture in Belfast, UK. The submission was blind peer-reviewed in a rigorous process that attracted 96 entries from international artists.Research connected with my transformation projects, especially Lady Bird Transformation enabled me to realize a sculpture of this size and quality. The research for the commission proposal involved also a profound inquiry into the history of the Belfast region and ancient myth and legends. I found out that a cult around a mythical character exists in North European countries.The shape shifting character of the Belfast Seahorse was designed according to this knowledge. The competition budget was 100.000,00 GBP. I won the competition in 2010 but the erection of the sculpture in Belfast Harbour will happen in August 2013.

Item Type:Artefact
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Belfast Harbour
Location:Belfast Harbour
Date:31 August 2013
ID Code:26479
Deposited By: Mr Ralf Sander
Deposited On:23 Jul 2013 07:25
Last Modified:23 Jul 2013 07:25

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