Landmark at Neds
LANDMARK will be unveiled
at Neds Point Fort, Buncrana on Friday 6th May at 6pm
when the artist, Roberto Uribe-Castro, will give a talk
on his practice and the Landmark series.
Roberto's practice focuses on how the colonial past or
violent historical events persist through time in
architecture and urban landscapes.With temporary /
ephemeral interventions made with materials and elements
present or gathered in the place where the intervention
occurs, Uribe-Castro subtly alters the place where he
works allowing political speeches or forgotten
historical events to emerge.
Landmark will be installed
at Neds Point Fort, a Napoleonic fort on the banks of
Lough Swilly and is curated by Artlink Creative Team.
Roberto explains: “In this
“Landmark” series, which I have been doing since 2016, I
temporarily intervene in buildings with white/red
warning tapes that are familiar to us in places where
some remodeling or infrastructure work is being done to
warn us of a danger or simply alert us about a possible
eventuality. The tape functions as a signal. In a simple
way this tape marks an environment, delimits a space and
announces the change that is taking place, whether it is
inside a building, on the sidewalk, the street or a
portion of an interior space. In their presence there is
an intrinsic message of temporariness, of transience.
This work adapts itself each time in a different way to
each building in which it is installed. The pattern with
which I respond in each opportunity refers to some
aspect of the building in an abstract way, but always
seeking to create a surface that makes a reference to
the topic/ subject I am interested in.”
All welcome. Please note this is an outside event.