Plans for The Past and The Future is the fifth part of a touring exhibition by Eamon O'Kane, gathered under the banner of CASE HISTORIES. This penultimate project at Plan 9 looks at architecture and history. The gallery will become a furniture workshop/studio where the artist will work with local carpenters to construct a replica set of tables and chairs from the 1600s, identical to those used by King James II that were situated under a sycamore tree in the garden of 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 limited edition artist's book will be available for the duration of the exhibition, a fictional novel based on the history of the O'Kane's house written by the artist between 1996-1998 which will be re - edited for this stage of the exhibition.
Plan 9 will also be hosting Container Studio, an offsite project that will accompany the gallery element of Plans for The Past and The Future. Placed in a main public area of the city centre this project resituates the artist's studio, using a converted shipping container where the artist will work and conduct workshops (see website for more details)
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