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'Water Table Performance'

Connolly, Robert Brian (2017) 'Water Table Performance'. The Bath House & Swimming Pool, Glenmore Street, Belfast. NI [Performance]

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Abstract

Water Table PerformanceThis performance artwork took place in an empty Victorian Swimming Pool, at Templemore Street, in East Belfast, as a part of ‘Against The Light into the Headwinds’ Exhibition.The performance was a durational artwork and involved the slow lifting of a table using clamps and wooden batons added to the legs. Lengths of wood were clamped in turn onto the table legs and longer lengths were added so as the table rose up higher and higher during the performance. Several objects were placed on the tabletop e.g. a silver ball on a silver tray. A plumb-line was suspended below the table and emphasized the changing tilts of the table as the performance proceeds. As each baton was discarded from the table and a new longer length was added in its place. An A4 printed image was then stapled to the discarded baton and it was placed on the edge of the swimming pool. These images were derived from Northern Irish Rivers with an overlay of the logo from a range of Oil & Gas Exploration companies, which had been operating in the region.Each wooden length was placed in such a way as to mark the former water level in the pool, i.e. the deeper the pool, the longer the length of wood used.As time elapsed the table was raised up, eventually to the level of the walk-way around the pool. In this way the table ended up being level with the audience as they walked around the pool-side. Other items within the work included: a series of taped lines on the end wall of the pool, a broken bench with a photograph of Stormont Assembly Building attached, small wooden models of buildings perched on the ledge at the head of the pool, various metal bowls, clamps etc.

Item Type:Performance
Keywords:The Bath House, Water Table Performance, Site-specific Performance, Swimming Pool Performance, Artists Performance Belfast, Anti Fracking Artists, Environmental Artwork
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 > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
Date:8 March 2017
Location:The Bath House & Swimming Pool, Glenmore Street, Belfast. NI
Events:
Event titleEvent locationEvent start dateEvent end dateDurationDescriptionMedia of outputEvent publisherEvent URLProps or artefacts, costumesChoreography/actionScript or supporting narrative or soundPost-performance evidence or display
‘Against The Light into the Headwinds’The Bath House & Swimming Pool, Glenmore Street, Belfast, NI8 March 20178 March 20174 Hours‘Against The Light into the Headwinds’ A Group Exhibition in the Bath House, with a Performance by Brian Connolly, during the exhibition opening, in the Swimming Pool at the Tempelmore Baths, Glenmore Street, Belfast. Against the Light, Into the Headwinds is an exhibition of works by Alice Clark, Brian Connolly and Peter Richards; artists that engage our connections to the ecosystems and lasting effects on environment. The exhibition will run until 11th March and visits can be arranged by appointment.Artists Performance & Exhibition of related Ink DrawingsInfinity Farm & The Bath Househttp://infinityfarm.info/post/156985870795/against-the-light-into-the-headwinds-exhibition-atA wooden table, lengths of wood, 8 G Clamps, Metal Bowls, A silver tray and metal ball, a plumb line, A4 Printed images, Wooden models of buildings, Broken wooden bench, photographic print, metal stands and chemistry clamps, etc.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDhttp://infinityfarm.info/post/156985870795/against-the-light-into-the-headwinds-exhibition-at
ID Code:39580
Deposited By: Mr Robert Connolly
Deposited On:27 Feb 2018 11:10
Last Modified:27 Feb 2018 11:10

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