27 January 2008
'breath of life'
one of the installations dotted around newcastle centre as part of 'back to the city" - this piece is a collaboration between seven people all from different work practices. "... this project makes visible the previous use of this site by early Europeans. [A windmill] was once an important navigational marker for shipping and its demolition caused an outcry from ship captains. As a result, the Obelisk was erected in 1850 as a stable point of reference... In this installation a number of 3 mtr high windmill forms spill down the slopes of the Obelisk hill suggesting the possibility of sustainable energy."
sunday handball on one of the disused tugboat berths in newcastle harbour. another installation site for 'back to the city'
a collaboration between artists and architects: Izabela Pluta, Paulo Macchia, Brian Suters and Philip Pollard. not much of the actual installation is visible here...but the social use of the space is also part of the installation's intent. (Izabela & Paulo are pictured in the two right-hand courts)
post by gillian t bencke