|Artist Name(s)||Brian Duggan|
|Artwork title||O'Machine O'Machine|
|Context/Background||In 2006 Fingal County Council Arts office advertised nationally and internationally for artists to submit their interest in becoming part of a Public Art Panel for Fingal. Using funding from the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Governments Per Cent for Art Scheme, the council was in a position to commission new work which would represent Fingal’s rich heritage, landscape, society and culture. Artist, Brian Duggan was selected as part of this panel, and has developed the project O’Machine, O’Machine which not only includes Fingal’s landscape, but some the county’s finest new writers. |
O'Machine O'Machine, is the resolution of a Per Cent for Art commission for Fingal County Council.
Beware of first-hand ideas!' exclaimed one of the most advanced of them. 'First-hand ideas do not really exist...Let your ideas be second-hand, and if possible tenth-hand, for then they will be far removed from that disturbing element - direct observation...And in time' - his voice rose - 'there will come a generation that had got beyond facts, beyond impressions, seraphically free, From taint of personality,
The launch of O’Machine, O’Machine, The Measure and Three Thousand and Nine will took place on the site of Sillogue Water tower, on Thursday 5 May 2011. Additional free daily screenings of The Measure will took place at Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Monday 9 – 13 May 2011.
Brian Duggan lives and works in Dublin. Recent solo exhibitions include O'Machine, O' Machine, a public art commission for Fingal County Council (2011); The Golden Bough, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin (2009); G126, Galway (2008); Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France (2007). Group exhibitions: Supernormal Braziers UK (2011); Tulca, Galway (2010); SUB:URBAN Rotterdam, (2009); IMMA (2007/8); K3, Zürich (2006). His work is included in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. From 1996 to 2009, Duggan was the co-founder/director of Pallas Studios, Heights and Projects. Upcoming exhibitions include Dublin Contemporary, the Hugh Lane, RuaRed, Unit H Bangkok, Crawford Gallery Cork and CCA Glasgow.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Caroline Cowley for Fingal County Council|
|Commissioning process||Limited competition|
|Funded By||Fingal County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||10000 - 30000 euro|
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator, Fingal Arts Office, Fingal County Council
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.