Artist Name(s) Cornelia Konrads
Artwork title Settlement
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 29, 2010
Public Presentation dates March 1, 2010 - September 29, 2010
Artform Visual Arts
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 29/09/2010
Location N8 Cashel - Mitchelstown Bypass, Cahir
County Tipperary
Town Cahir
Content contributor(s) Sally O'Leary, Editor and Melanie Scott, Arts Officer, Tipperary County Council



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