Image shown: Entangled by Cleary and Connolly

Entangled, a site specific binocular installation for Merlin Park University Hospital, will be situated at the Lily Pond in Merlin Park for the duration of Tulca 2012 – What Became Of The People We Used To Be? from 9 – 23 November 2012.

A neglected garden is frenetically tidied up.  Meanwhile two young girls, seemingly patients, invest the garden with their imagination and transport us to other worlds or moments in time.

Situated in a romantic garden on the grounds of Merlin Park Hospital, Entangled juxtaposes two parallel films (one for the left eye, one for the right eye). Presented in a video stereoscope inspired by the Wheatstone Stereoscope (1838), the parallel films are mixed by our eyes, creating uncertainty as to what is real and what is fiction.

With thanks to the staff of Merlin Park University Hospital and Tulca 2012 for their help and support.

This stereoscope was initially created as part of the Landmark Public Art Programme, commissioned by Mayo County Council and funded by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government under the Percent for Art Scheme. Created in association Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes & CNRS.

Award winning artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly live and work in Paris. They coined the term “observer participation” to describe their work, which is committed to affirming the active role of the viewer in a work of art.  Exhibitions include: Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin (2012); The Barbican, London (2010); The Pompidou Centre, Paris (2009); Sesc Pompéia, Sao Paulo (2009) and Yokohama Triennial, Japan (2005).

For further information regarding the hospital arts programme and the work of Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust contact Margaret Flannery, Arts Director at 091 544979.


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