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Angelika Hoger ‘Laufzeitanalyse’ (Videoloop ca. 1 hour, part one and part two) (2008)

Angelika Höger (DE) is a german artist based in Bielefeld, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany who was on resident at The Guesthouse in collaboration with the library in October 2014. Höger works in kinetic sculpture and installation, often with found domestic objects; a practice she calls ‘Housewife Engineering’. Over an introductory drink Myself and Angelika had been discussing our ideal reading space and I brought her to a favourite cafe of mine in Cork, The Webworkhouse (www.webworkhouse.com). Most commonly frequented by travellers and local students, the Webworkhouse cafe provides a constant background hum of indiscernible foreign chatter that I find conducive to a good read. Angelika had expressed an interest in working with The LFTT library as an installation which I was of course interested in, as one of the primary reasons for the ‘new build’ of the shelving system would be to make the structure more malleable as building material. This initial intervention (although modest) instantly made visible further possibilities for alternative functions of the libraries modular architecture. The LFTT ‘Internet Cafe’ included cafe style seating; the photocopy station and lounge area; an international maps wall (to provide orientation) and the internet space itself – two pcs, which in place of streaming the information superhighway which is the world wide web were screening Angelika’s two part video work ‘Laufzeitanalyse’ in which one snail and a group of snails traverse a hamster wheel at a speed barely perceptible to the human eye, foraging on a piece of garden lettuce. Humourous, playful, and visually-philosophically succinct, this work was in keeping with subverting the expected function of the environment and its materials.

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AGA-SCALEFACTOR05 Previously a resident at The Guesthouse, Polish artist Aga Tamiola later became involved in ‘Scale Factor’ after borrowing two books from the library on leaving; ‘Fishers of Men’ by Maxence van der Meersch and ‘Man’s Place in The Universe: A Study of the Results of Scientific Research in Relation to the Unity or Plurality of Worlds’ by Alfred R. Wallace. ‘Scale Factor’ was an exhibition of small works which travelled from Poland to The Guesthouse Cork for September 2014, curated by Tomasz Madajczak, Bartosz Nowak (Poland); Sharon McCarthy and Helen Horgan for the LFTT Library (Cork). The work as shown was a collaboration between Tamiola and The LFTT who interpreted the artists instructions for install from two to three dimensions. Read More

'Thanks to windows You were content to be In two trick places at once' Sculpture by Róisín Foley; Text by Helen Horgan; Original text 'While The Humour is on Me' by John D. Sheridan (1954)

‘Thanks to windows
You were content to be
In two trick places at once’
Sculpture by Róisín Foley; Text by Helen Horgan; Original text ‘While The Humour is on Me’ by John D. Sheridan (1954)

'Thanks to windows You were content to be In two trick places at once' Sculpture by Róisín Foley; Text by Helen Horgan; Original text 'While The Humour is on Me' by John D. Sheridan (1954)

‘Thanks to windows
You were content to be
In two trick places at once’
Sculpture by Róisín Foley; Text by Helen Horgan; Original text ‘While The Humour is on Me’ by John D. Sheridan (1954)

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