"if the day ever dawns when sciece, art adn religion become as one, we would then have the thing which is missing today"
frank lloys wright @1930
Playing with phi 1.618..............
Gods favourite number
Weekend of art
In lahinch, county clare, munster, ireland, europe, world, universe, O
SCIENCE ART RELIGION
September 28-30 2001
- bus down, depart dublin @ 6.00
- pitch tents
- traditional irish music in galvins, next to the church
- burren nature walk and visiting the cliffs of moher
- organising tools to construct "playing with phi ( gods favourite number) "
- get materials, shells, stones, sea weed, twigs, flowers,
- evening seminar on "SCIENCE ART RELIGION"
- dancing in O`looneys
- 10.00 mass
- main event "playing with phi ( gods favourite number) "
- swim in atlantic
- bus home @ 4.50
while walking the beach on lahinch on a Sunday afternoon on the 5th of august, the bank holiday weekend, I had a notion of drawing a big phi plate on the beach sometime.
The following Sunday while walking with my friend Hien on the beach in bray I drew a phi plate on the sand with a small stone. Between us the idea of having an art weekend in lahinch when college starts back came into being.
Phi is an irrational number, 1.618........ it is a growth pattern that manifests itself throughout all of nature. It is described by some as "gods favourite number". I believe trying to understand it gives a sense of just how strange and beautiful life is.
The objective of the weekend will be to create a massive piece of land art, which will be constructed by whoever wants to contribute. It will be fun, inclusive, temporary, natural and hopefully inspirational.
It will be constructed with natural materials, the lines with stones, the spiral with shells, stones, sea weed, twigs, flowers and all other things that have manifest in them.
The construction will be filmed and at the end all involved will stand in the water and make noise, roar, dance, sing, splash, anything.
This scene will be photographed in black and white. One picture will be selected and this will be titled "playing with phi ( gods favourite number) "
I am interested in the process of bringing this notion into being. Making an idea a reality.
Oraiste will be a "tool of communication" which will advertise, inform about, serve as a place to view this "act of art"
Dont forget your togs
See you in clare
@ 3.35 sat 18 august 2001 www.oraiste.com
i am writing to invite you to come and participate in what will hopefully be an amazing weekend.
theres a few of us heading down already, so its definately going to happen
who knows what will come from it?
re accomodation, the field of love will be back up and running, see http://communities.msn.com/ORAISTE/photoalbum1.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=8
there is also a hostel and plenty of B and B`s
i think doing this would be a lot of FUN
i am also hoping that lots of students from DIT architecture in bolton street will participate, which going by past turnout for events will be minimum. hopefully that will change and students will get involved with stuff and with that create great architecture etc.....
at present i am taking a year out of bolton street, i tried to give it a shot last year but there was very little response from people. i am working in an office at the moment and loving it,
i hope to develop ORAISTE this year as a "tool of communication" . i hope it can turn into a medium of communication for stuff
if you have any ideas as what else we could do, please post them on ORAISTE.
all are welcome to come and participate. so i hope to see a good few of you down in clare in 5 weeks. bring anything you feel might contribute to the weekend
below is the link to the website http://communities.msn.com/ORAISTE/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=1&ID_Message =263
[This message has been edited by duncan (edited 25 August 2001).]