Kilkenny Arts Festival: Wingform an installation with music by Barry O'Halpin

9 August 2022 10:00 - 14 August 2022 17:00

The Butler Gallery (Learning Centre)

Installation: Designed and produced by Jack Phelan; Fabrication by Hugh Roche Kelly; Additional fabrication by Robert Clarke.
Musicians:Crash Ensemble; Barry O’Halpin (Solo Guitar); Ryan McAdams (conductor)
Recording Edited, Mixed, Mastered and Produced by Adrian Hart.

Crash Ensemble commissioned video artist and filmmaker Jack Phelan to create an installation responding to the visual themes of composer Barry O’Halpin’s work Wingform – a four-movement work for solo guitar and ensemble.

Using a simple set of shapes, materials and layout, the installation aims to evoke the essence of the ensemble. Empty chairs highlight the absence of the musicians but offer the audience an opportunity to sit and experience the work in a multimedia environment. Wooden light-boxes, video panels and speakers are the 'instruments' of this beautifully crafted ensemble of objects, light and video visually underscoring Barry’s work as it plays on a loop from start to finish.

The video artwork for the LED panels is made specifically for Wingform. Inspired by the composer’s naturistic themes, the imagery on the panels evolves as the piece progresses.


Free entry. Running on a continuous loop (each cycle is 60 mins).


The Butler Gallery (Learning Centre)

Evans Home, John's Quay, R95 YX3F

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