alternativeroutes

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES
Michael Cleary
FRIDAY 3rd FEB
CORK VOLUNTEER CENTRE
3pm
FREE (sign up through box office necessary, email boxoffice@quarterblockparty.com for more info)

Visual artist Michael Cleary constructs simple sculptural devices that allow fences to be utilised as sites of temporary occupation or places of rest. The devices constructed from steel and plywood function as a seats and allow the users to simply sit on the fence. This might possibly stimulate some questions around physical access, risk and the restriction of movement, within our urban environments. Or maybe these seats will just act as a space to take a break from questions. The devices will be installed on fences in a number of locations throughout South Main street.
 Over the weekend Michael Cleary will also present a short workshop covering the construction of some basic ladder types, for example Rope ladders, single section and pole ladders. Over the course of the workshop alternative means of interacting with precautionary structures (walls, Fences or other physical barriers) will be discussed. Albeit with certain risks.