No Man's Land | Absolut Fringe
As per the Absolut Fringe programme:
"No man is an island… and yet we've all had dreams of escaping to one.
After the huge success of last year's LiffeyTown, artist Fergal McCarthy returned to the Absolut Fringe this year with a new art installation. Overnight, a desert island appeared in the midst of the Liffey, complete with sand, a tent, even palm trees. This island was an unreal place with room for only one; a constructed urban oasis where the artist lived on the Liffey during the festival.
Islands have always been potent spaces for the imagination. The idea of a desert island floating in the middle of the Liffey may seem intriguing but is it any less incongruous than those half-built edifices that rise alongside the riverbanks? Like Robinson Crusoe's island, being stranded on the river could feel like paradise or prison. The artist's temporary colonisation of an unsteady island on the Liffey reflects many aspects of Ireland's current crisis of identity."
For those of you unlucky enough to have missed Fergal's art installation, here be a video for you to enjoy.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Tuesday 27th September 2011 | Theatre
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