Playfulness

Artist Name(s) switch 09
Artwork title Playfulness
Context/Background  

Description

Founded in 2007, switch, an artist led project aims to promote and show contemporary visual art in a public context. switch is run by artists Triona Ryan & Harald Turek and works in partnership with the North Down Borough Council / North Tipperary County Council & the sponsorship in kind of local shop owners.

Eight moving image works were shown simultaneously in various locations in the townscapes of Nenagh and two works were shown in Roscrea from 5 – 11pm each evening in November 2009. These works of moving image are back-projected onto coated windows creating large screens in the townscape. The event itself was accompanied by a publication and a website.

 

Mediation

Website: www.s-w-I-t-c-h.org
switch publication/catalogue

http://www.s-w-i-t-c-h.org/

Commission Type The Arts Council
Commissioner Name Self initiated project
Commissioning process Open submission to theme of playfulness. Out of the 145 applications 10 were selected by a curatorial panel.
Public Presentation dates November 15, 2009 - November 22, 2009
Artform Film,Visual Arts
Funded By North Tipperary County Council,The Arts Council,Other
Budget Range 0 - 10000 euro
Location Vacant spaces in town centres.

County Tipperary
Town Nenagh and Roscrea
Street Address Nenagh: Kenyon St, Pearse Street, Silver St / Roscrea: Main St
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Website www.s-w-i-t-c-h.org/2009/index.html
Content contributor(s) Catriona Ryan, Harald Turek, Melanie Scott
Relationship to project Organizers and curators 
Associated professionals / Specialists involved

Artists involved: Martin Boyle, Belfast/Northern Ireland, CC Elian, Sedro-Woolley, Washington/USA, Chris Finnegan, Dublin/Ireland, Sinasi Gunes, Istanbul/Turkey, Harold Harska, Dusseldorf/Germany, Santtu Koivu, Helsinki/Finland, Robert Ladislas Derr, Columbus, Ohio/USA, Kevin Minogue, Tipperary/Ireland, Hugh Watt, Glasgow/Scotland, Michael Wurstbauer, Glasgow/ Scotland.

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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.

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