DENNIS McNULTY
lines
Between motion and static mass
Site-specific installation. Hired van with a looped soundtrack playing on the stereo, mild-steel framework, modular display panels, 6 colour posters and hardware.
2010.
The location: the sixth floor of a multi-storey car-park (parking garage), just off the main street in the centre of Kilkenny, Ireland. A structure consisting of some panels from a modular display system and a specially made mild-steel transportable framework was dismantled each night, stored in the back of the van and then re-assembled each morning.

During exhibition hours, the structure was arranged across from the van, which was parked with its doors thrown open. A soundtrack played on the stereo, filling the space and audible from within the stairwell at the other end of the building.

The title of the work is taken from the book Freeways, by the landscape architect and designer, Lawrence Halprin.

Special thanks are due to the production team and invigilators who invested a lot of time and effort to make this piece possible. Thanks also to Rothe House, Kilkenny for allowing the use of their modular information panels.

Commissioned for Surface and Reality, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland. Curated by Oliver Dowling.