in Hand Klinge Pharma Killorglin, Co. Kerry
May - August 1995
"The arts & industry rarely acknowledge or openly
explore their interconnecting roles, yet creativity is increasingly
accepted as an important factor in the workplace. Likewise
artists depend on industrial resources -- technical &
human -- in the development of their work. The Art & Industry
Placement Programme aims to describe what happens when art
& industry meet." (from programme brief)
During my placement at Klinge Pharma, I spent a number of
weeks sketching people in a variety of jobs and speaking with
them about their work. I wanted to focus on the human touch
in industry: the interaction of people with machines, showing
aspects of individuality, craftsmanship, & skill. From
the research drawings, I created an installation of paintings
in the canteen which focus on and monumentalise the hands
of the workers.
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this body of work.
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