|Artist Name(s)||Remco de Fouw & Rachel Joynt|
|Artwork title||Perpetual Motion|
|Context/Background||The work is situated in a large green area surrounded by roads at the turn off for Naas, on the M7 motorway, being the main route from the south west of the country (Waterford, Cork, Limerick) to Dublin.|
Perpetual Motion is a sculptural work by Remco de Fouw in collaboration with artist Rachel Joynt. This 9-meter sphere textured and painted with a tarmac-like surface depicts various road markings, which may suggest movement around a globe.
The piece reflects the surroundings of a busy motorway junction, and can be ‘read’ both at speed and from afar. Its ambiguity leaves people to speculate whether it may be a celebration or criticism of motorway development across the country. It is probably Ireland's best known sculpture.
Documentary RTÉ (Radio) Public Art. Kay Sheehy Feb 2005
Remco De Fouw
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Kildare County Council|
|Commissioning process||Open submission|
|Project commission dates||January 1, 2003 - January 1, 2004|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||10000 - 30000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/01/2003|
|Project commission end date||01/01/2004|
|Location||Near the M7 motorway|
|Content contributor(s)||Remco de Fouw / Rachel Joynt|
|Relationship to project||Artists and coordinators|
A workshop was given in a local school
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Trench Control LTD, Construction Chemicals LTD
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.