In the recent incarnation of two advanced souls, 2012, the trunks of two olive trees are held (either constrained or cradled) in two super structures made from polished aluminium. Each ‘trunk’ is connected (or held apart) by two parallel tracks. Upon each track is a small rootball of a young olive tree. Within each track is a hidden magnet that travels in a circular motion the length of the track. Using their magnetic pull they draw each rootball with it so they appear to travel on their own accord. They are kept in constant motion approaching each other on each circuit but never meeting.
|Medium||Aluminium, drop-forged scaffold fittings, olive trees, olive tree root balls, motors and various engineering components|
|Dimensions||Object size, 97 x 350 x 160 cm|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Siobhán Hapaska (b. 1963, Northern Ireland) studied at Middlesex Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College, London. Her wall and floor based sculptural works combine a range of synthetic and organic materials to consider ideas of speed, displacement, communication and our relationship with the environment. Hapaska has exhibition nationally and internationally since the 1990s. She received the IMMA Glen Dimplex Award in 1998 and represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2001.View Artist
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