temple bar atrium gallery, dublin
Planetarium, an installation made specifically for the Temple Bar Gallery Atrium
Space, consists of a series of elements suspended in the well of each of the
three levels o0f the atrium space. Each level is treated as a different constellation.
Level 1 Ursa minor, Level 2 Ursa Major, Level 3 Orion. Each ' star ' consists
of an open book and the plant Wandering Sailor planted in a particular container.
These elements rest on an individually made wire mesh.
Variation on the imagery in the books and in the types of components used allows
for a dialogue to be established within each unit as well as creating dialogue
across the ' constellations '. These suspended elements collectively create a
The constellations are a format for presenting and binding the visual information.
The separate pieces of visual information (containers and imagery in books) come
together to create a possible narrative. The constellations present us with '
a point of view, that is ever changing according to ones location in the system.
The atriums' corridors also play host to a series of specifically placed referential
images that further draw the viewer around the space, encouraging them to engage
with the architecture.