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By Eamon O'Kane

An international touring exhibition of new commissioned work

Plans For The Past and The Future
Plan 9, Bristol, UK
9 January - 15 February 2009

'Plans For The Past and the Future' currently on show at Plan 9, Bristol has been included as one of the best shows in the UK at the moment on The Guardian newspaper website Click here to go to article

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Plans for the Past and the Future

O'Kane's installation at Plan 9 will consist of a furniture workshop/studio in the gallery space where authentic replicas of chairs and tables from the 1600s will be constructed gradually during the course of the exhibition. This furniture will resemble the type of chairs and tables used during a meal for King James II in 1689 under a Sycamore tree at what is now O'Kane's parents' house in Ireland. The furniture will be made out of the tree itself, which was hit by lightning in 1999. A large-scale wall drawing of the tree, and text works relating to the history of the house will also be included in the installation.

The Container Studio is a development of the 'Mobile Studio' work for which O' Kane received an EV+A open award from Dan Cameron in 2005. This work, which will be situated off-site in Bristol city centre, consists of a shipping container converted into a studio space where O'Kane will investigate the architecture and urban planning of Bristol over the years using Le Corbusier's plans for Paris as a blueprint.

Eamon O'Kane will be in conversation with Paul Hobson, Director, Contemporary Art Society, at Plan 9 on Thursday 29 January 2009 at 6pm.

A publication documenting the CASE HISTORIES project will launch at ArtSway in 2009.

Plans For The Past and The Future
Plan 9, Bridewell Island, Nelson Street, Broadmead, Bristol, UK
(public entrance is on Bridewell Street)
9 January - 15 February 2009




© Eamon O'Kane 2009