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Scattery Island, Kilrush
Clog an Chlair
June 21st, 2006.

CLOG AN CHLAIR

A temporary work of public art by Aileen Lambert Commissioned under the Ground Up programme Clare County Council Arts Office 2006.

Clog an Chláir is the title of a temporary public artwork by Aileen Lambert which takes the form of a sound installation on Scattery Island, off Kilrush, Co. Clare, from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year, June 21st 2006. The soundwork features bells which were recorded at various
locations throughout County Clare. A three minute soundwork will also be featured on Clare FM on the evening of the Summer Solstice, June 21st, at the time of sunset on Scattery Island, shortly after 10pm. Clare FM can be accessed online at www.clarefm.ie. A number of seats are available free of charge on ferry crossings from Kilrush to Scattery during the day, while a limited number of places are also available on a specially chartered evening time crossing. Booking in advance is necessary and all are welcome.Clog an Chláir can be translated as Bell or Clock of Clare as there are two meanings of the Irish word Clog. This artwork continues the use of the bell throughout history as a means of marking time, as well as communicating with the surrounding community.This place-based artwork is intended to deepen people's experience of the physical, aural and social environment around them. As rural society, up to recent years, predominately revolved around the seasons, this work is intended to generate reflection on the changing society in rural Ireland.
For further information and bookings contact Fiona Woods, Ennistymon Arts
Office,+353 (0)65 7071292, email:ennistymonarts@clarelibrary.ie
or Aileen Lambert at +353 (0)87 -7552593, email: aileenlambert@hotmail.com

Locations of bells which feature in the soundwork:
1. . Newquay
2. Rath
3. Moy
4. Clonusker
5. Killaloe
6. Kilnasoolagh
7. Ennis
8. Spanish Point
9. Kilbaha

 

 

   

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