archives

Archive for

Roped in

It’s day three for climber and artist Dan Shipsides who is installing a rope drawing on ACCA’s rusty exterior over the course of this week for upcoming exhibition Desire Lines.
Image

Visiting from Belfast, where it’s currently -2 degrees, the heat is a bit of a shock for poor Dan! He’s experiencing egg frying temperatures out there when the sun hits the face of the metal. But the work is looking amazing and we’re loving watching it unfold each morning.
Image

Image

For Dan climbing is a philosophical pursuit or an art in itself.

Image

The rope is fed through hooks attached to the rusty metal building with small magnetic clips at every point where the drawing changes direction.

We were very confident in the strength of the magnets after they passed the “Irish wind-resistance-test”. This involved Dan creating rope drawing over his van and driving at 100km an hour through a Belfast storm! Yep, ok, they should hold.

IMG_7585

Image

Dan’s the man!
Come check out the work.
Let us show you the ropes.
Desire Lines opening Friday 14 December 6pm – 8pm
http://www.accaonline.org.au/Future

Image

Photograph: John Gollings

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7,267 other followers

Flickr Photos