|Artist Name(s)||Cornelia Konrads|
|Context/Background||N8 Cashel- Mitchelstown By-Pass, Cahir, Per Cent for Art Commission|
Konrads responded to the natural landscape and architectural heritage in her work. In Settlement the ruin of a small house is located in the meadow next to the road. With its simple, symmetric outline, the broad windows and the smooth rendered surface of the lower part this building reflects an average contemporary house, but the rendering blends into natural stone, which becomes more and more rough and weathered towards the top. On the upper part, the stones even seem to loose their connection, as if the walls are about to dissolve. Konrads creates here an ambivalence, a tension between contemporary and ancient architectural environments. The stones seem to be rising effortlessly into the air or tumbling down from above - reflecting the history of settlement in the region and the traces and relics that settlers have left in the landscape. Furthermore it brings into sight the fact that all our recent constructions, values and properties will, once again, be mysterious fragments of a forgotten past, in future years.
|Commission Type||Local Authority,Government Department|
|Commissioner Name||South Tipperary County Council|
|Commissioning process||Open Submission Competetion|
|Project commission dates||March 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010|
|Public Presentation dates||March 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010|
|Funded By||South Tipperary County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/03/2010|
|Project commission end date||30/09/2010|
|Location||N8 Cashel - Mitchelstown Bypass, Cahir|
|Content contributor(s)||Sally O'Leary, Editor and Melanie Scott, Arts Officer, Tipperary 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.