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Mary ConroyHanging Lanterns, Worked at Body and Soul and Electric Picnic in Green Crafts area as crew member and workshop facilitator with Forgotten Silver Jewellery.,

Worked at the Electric picnic as a workshop facilitator in 2016 with Green Crafts. Have experience working as a visual artist and technician at Kilkenny arts Festival and as a production team member for Eva International art Biennial. Trained as art technician and handler so have awareness and training in site health and safety, installation etc. Have experience setting up exhibitions in galleries and non gallery settings. Have experience as independent artist working in public and installation of work in public spaces (see website). I am an independent artist maker who’s practice specialises in making work for an outdoor setting. I have installed my work on the streets of Limerick as part of Elemental Festival (2014, 2015, 2016), outside Dublin Castle as part of Bloom Fringe 2016 and I was part of ‘Sculpture in Context’ at the botanic gardens in 2015 and 2017. Working in public spaces such as these i understand the issues, constraints, benefits, joys and problems involved in placing work in a very public space.

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Concept
Taking inspiration from the theme of alchemy, change and transmutation, I will install a collection of lanterns that will alter the visual environment of the site that they are placed in using colour, light and shadow. The shape of the hanging lanterns are based on the garnet crystal form, that is, a rhombic dodecaheadron. The blood red of this stone not only echos the fabled philosophers stone but has a simple enough form to create a design that can be easily assembled and disassembled for storage and transportation between festivals. The facets of this crystal form will have a laser cut pattern on each one. This pattern will be a double spiral triangle. Again, this motif stems from ancient Greek mathematics (spiral of Theodorus), reflecting both alchemy and sacred geometry. On the back of each facet will be a coloured lighting gel sheet so when the light shines through the lantern will glow even more jewel-like. The colours used will be representative of sapphire, rose quartz, amethyst and turquoise.
Even in daylight, when the lanterns are switched off the laser cut pattern will create a sort of illusory surface, swirling, curling and constantly moving, in a permanent state of flux.
When the lanterns are switched on at night the shadows cast will fill the surrounding area transforming it into a melting pot of twists and twirls, constantly moving, overlapping and shifting. The effect on the viewer will be a change in perception of the given space. The colours of the lights will intermingle to create further shapes and patterns on the surrounds. This layering of light, shadow, form and space will all combine to create a unique visual experience for festival goers altering their perception of a familiar woodland environment and giving them a truly alchemic experience.

Construction
The form itself consists of ten diamond shaped facets which will be made from laser cut 6mm plywood. Each of these will be made separately and joined using black cable ties to create the full form. The wood will be treated and painted with a metallic black outdoor paint to ensure weather proofing. The facets will have coloured gel sheets securely stapled on to the back to produce coloured light. There will be 4 colours in total, each lantern will be a single colour BUT the facets will be interchangeable between lanterns to allow for customisation if the Body and Soul decor team will to change or mix the colours for other festivals.
The lanterns will have a LED bulb fitted to one of the facets connected to a 10m cable and outdoor plug. The lanterns will be secured using short lengths of chain and cable ties. They will weigh less than 1kg each and will measure approx 50 x 50 x 50 cm each. They will each be individual units and so can be installed a s a group or at separate sites.

Storage and Transportation
The Lanterns will break down into 10 sides each by simply cutting the connector cable ties. I will make a wooden boxes to store the parts. The boxs will each contain 80 laser cut diamonds with coloured gel backing, 8 bulbs with outdoor fittings, 8 x 10m cable with outdoor plug attached to bulb fitting, 4 x bags of cable ties, packing material (jiffy foam) and simple instructions for assembly. The box will be easy to lift, stack and store with a label clearly stating its contents.

Concept
Taking inspiration from the theme of alchemy, change and transmutation, I will install a collection of lanterns that will alter the visual environment of the site that they are placed in using colour, light and shadow. The shape of the hanging lanterns are based on the garnet crystal form, that is, a rhombic dodecaheadron. The blood red of this stone not only echos the fabled philosophers stone but has a simple enough form to create a design that can be easily assembled and disassembled for storage and transportation between festivals. The facets of this crystal form will have a laser cut pattern on each one. This pattern will be a double spiral triangle. Again, this motif stems from ancient Greek mathematics (spiral of Theodorus), reflecting both alchemy and sacred geometry. On the back of each facet will be a coloured lighting gel sheet so when the light shines through the lantern will glow even more jewel-like. The colours used will be representative of sapphire, rose quartz, amethyst and turquoise.
Even in daylight, when the lanterns are switched off the laser cut pattern will create a sort of illusory surface, swirling, curling and constantly moving, in a permanent state of flux.
When the lanterns are switched on at night the shadows cast will fill the surrounding area transforming it into a melting pot of twists and twirls, constantly moving, overlapping and shifting. The effect on the viewer will be a change in perception of the given space. The colours of the lights will intermingle to create further shapes and patterns on the surrounds. This layering of light, shadow, form and space will all combine to create a unique visual experience for festival goers altering their perception of a familiar woodland environment and giving them a truly alchemic experience.

Construction
The form itself consists of ten diamond shaped facets which will be made from laser cut 6mm plywood. Each of these will be made separately and joined using black cable ties to create the full form. The wood will be treated and painted with a metallic black outdoor paint to ensure weather proofing. The facets will have coloured gel sheets securely stapled on to the back to produce coloured light. There will be 4 colours in total, each lantern will be a single colour BUT the facets will be interchangeable between lanterns to allow for customisation if the Body and Soul decor team will to change or mix the colours for other festivals.
The lanterns will have a LED bulb fitted to one of the facets connected to a 10m cable and outdoor plug. The lanterns will be secured using short lengths of chain and cable ties. They will weigh less than 1kg each and will measure approx 50 x 50 x 50 cm each. They will each be individual units and so can be installed a s a group or at separate sites.

Storage and Transportation
The Lanterns will break down into 10 sides each by simply cutting the connector cable ties. I will make a wooden boxes to store the parts. The boxs will each contain 80 laser cut diamonds with coloured gel backing, 8 bulbs with outdoor fittings, 8 x 10m cable with outdoor plug attached to bulb fitting, 4 x bags of cable ties, packing material (jiffy foam) and simple instructions for assembly. The box will be easy to lift, stack and store with a label clearly stating its contents.

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Rob McKeownUpright Lanterns, Sustainability, site crew, decor, installation artist,

Full time self employed set builder, carpenter & systems tech.

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Hi gang,

I have a proposal here for the lanterns bursary. It could apply to the tree hanging or pole mounted bursary, but I will describe here the pole mounted version.

My design centers around an interesting occurrence of the Golden Ratio in geometry; a ratio which can be found again and again in nature, art, our own bodies and even the cosmos.

It is found that if you take three regular rectangles, who’s sides are to the ratio 1 : 1.618, and intersect them through their centers, their corners will collectively describe the 12 corners of an icosahedron [eye-koh-suh-hee-druhn]

An icosahedron is a 20 sided shape, and each side is an isosceles triangle.

The reason this excites me, and how I feel it pertains to the theme of Alchemy, is that through this ratio which governs the petals of a flower and your lovers face, we can take something as basic and simple as a rectangle, and transmute it into a body of higher resonance, form & being.

So, I would like to do this as follows:

– Taking three equal sheets of 500x806x6mm poly-carbonate, I will laser cut a slot into each which will allow the sheets to intersect each other. They will lock together securely with a simple mechanism. This forms the base structure of our lantern. The sheets can be put together and disassembled in a matter of minutes. This is central to the robust, flat pack design of these lanterns. The sheets will be lined with reflective mirror tint film on both sides.

– Now, from each corner of the intersecting rectangles, we simply connect the dots to form our icosahedron. We will do this with LED rope lined with gold sheath and gold spangles. Tied at each corner, the rope will form a net. This net can be clipped on and off the structure quickly, and stored flat or rolled up for transport.

– From this net we can clip on colour film triangles between the rope light to add colour. This will allow us to customize the colour scheme for future events.

– This whole process again takes only minutes, and I’ll use colour coding to make it clear and simple so that anyone can assemble them without minimum instruction. I will of course provide diagrams and videos as well for future reference.

– The cradle for the shape will be a semi circle of rebar with a collar welded to it. This collar will sit over the scaff pole and lock in with two bolts. The semicircle will hang the icosahedron between it’s two end points, and sit much the same as a globe (tilted off center). An uplight will be fitted to the cradle to illuminate the lantern from below.

During the day, the inner structure will simultaneously reflect grass, trees, people and sky, as well as the gold spangled rope which describes the icosahedron. Interestingly, despite the central structure blocking the far side of the golden lines from view, the reflections of the front lines will appear to be in the same place, giving the illusion of fully visible outer gold wire structure with a chaotic blend of reflections going on inside.

During the night, the LED rope lights within the golden net will illuminate. These lights will add an extra effect to the mirror panels…

Looking at the model, you can see that the rope lights run along the shorter edge of each rectangle. If a light is applied to the edge of any perspex panel, it illuminates all the edges of that panel. Similarly, it will illuminate any etchings that have been made on the panel.

Our panels will be covered in mirror tint film, but any etchings underneath this film will shine through. Using the laser etcher in my workshop, I will etch sacred geometry designs onto the surface of each panel. When they light up at night, the etchings will shine through the mirror. These glowing lines will be reflected by the other panels, which will also be etched, and so on.

The eight lanterns will be delivered flat packed in a custom crate, which can lifted by forks, or by hand in sections.

Hi gang,

I have a proposal here for the lanterns bursary. It could apply to the tree hanging or pole mounted bursary, but I will describe here the pole mounted version.

My design centers around an interesting occurrence of the Golden Ratio in geometry; a ratio which can be found again and again in nature, art, our own bodies and even the cosmos.

It is found that if you take three regular rectangles, who’s sides are to the ratio 1 : 1.618, and intersect them through their centers, their corners will collectively describe the 12 corners of an icosahedron [eye-koh-suh-hee-druhn]

An icosahedron is a 20 sided shape, and each side is an isosceles triangle.

The reason this excites me, and how I feel it pertains to the theme of Alchemy, is that through this ratio which governs the petals of a flower and your lovers face, we can take something as basic and simple as a rectangle, and transmute it into a body of higher resonance, form & being.

So, I would like to do this as follows:

– Taking three equal sheets of 500x806x6mm poly-carbonate, I will laser cut a slot into each which will allow the sheets to intersect each other. They will lock together securely with a simple mechanism. This forms the base structure of our lantern. The sheets can be put together and disassembled in a matter of minutes. This is central to the robust, flat pack design of these lanterns. The sheets will be lined with reflective mirror tint film on both sides.

– Now, from each corner of the intersecting rectangles, we simply connect the dots to form our icosahedron. We will do this with LED rope lined with gold sheath and gold spangles. Tied at each corner, the rope will form a net. This net can be clipped on and off the structure quickly, and stored flat or rolled up for transport.

– From this net we can clip on colour film triangles between the rope light to add colour. This will allow us to customize the colour scheme for future events.

– This whole process again takes only minutes, and I’ll use colour coding to make it clear and simple so that anyone can assemble them without minimum instruction. I will of course provide diagrams and videos as well for future reference.

– The cradle for the shape will be a semi circle of rebar with a collar welded to it. This collar will sit over the scaff pole and lock in with two bolts. The semicircle will hang the icosahedron between it’s two end points, and sit much the same as a globe (tilted off center). An uplight will be fitted to the cradle to illuminate the lantern from below.

During the day, the inner structure will simultaneously reflect grass, trees, people and sky, as well as the gold spangled rope which describes the icosahedron. Interestingly, despite the central structure blocking the far side of the golden lines from view, the reflections of the front lines will appear to be in the same place, giving the illusion of fully visible outer gold wire structure with a chaotic blend of reflections going on inside.

During the night, the LED rope lights within the golden net will illuminate. These lights will add an extra effect to the mirror panels…

Looking at the model, you can see that the rope lights run along the shorter edge of each rectangle. If a light is applied to the edge of any perspex panel, it illuminates all the edges of that panel. Similarly, it will illuminate any etchings that have been made on the panel.

Our panels will be covered in mirror tint film, but any etchings underneath this film will shine through. Using the laser etcher in my workshop, I will etch sacred geometry designs onto the surface of each panel. When they light up at night, the etchings will shine through the mirror. These glowing lines will be reflected by the other panels, which will also be etched, and so on.

The eight lanterns will be delivered flat packed in a custom crate, which can lifted by forks, or by hand in sections.

Ailsa BarrieHanging Lanterns, Since 2010. Decor, Willow, Installations,

Set design and build for theater shows and events. Furniture making, woodwork and interior design/decor.

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I propose to make 8 Indian style lanterns to hang in the tree canopy. The lanterns will be made from nylon ripstop fabric in mutlicolours and embellished with ribbon, tassels and metallic fabric to reflect the light. As they are bright and colourful they would look good during the day swinging in the wind and also at night with the bulb light glowing through the coloured fabric. The lanterns are shaped by 3 hoops filled with gravel cement to weigh them down. These hoops are wired together with steel rope, fitted with a single bulb lamp cord and hung from the top with rope into the trees.
The hoops and electrics are removable and so the lanterns pack down flat easily and can be bagged or boxed. ( 2 MDF boxes, 4 in each I think would be ideal for storage of lanterns and electrics.)
– Simple design
– Quite lightweight
– Attractive day and night
– Sturdy
– Washable, Fabric is removable from frame so can be washed
– Install friendly! Very quick and easy to assemble (and no fiber glass!!!)
– Can be packed into a box with all its parts so nothing goes missing!
– Pack down flat to 1 meter wide approx.
– Can be stored upright or flat

I propose to make 8 Indian style lanterns to hang in the tree canopy. The lanterns will be made from nylon ripstop fabric in mutlicolours and embellished with ribbon, tassels and metallic fabric to reflect the light. As they are bright and colourful they would look good during the day swinging in the wind and also at night with the bulb light glowing through the coloured fabric. The lanterns are shaped by 3 hoops filled with gravel cement to weigh them down. These hoops are wired together with steel rope, fitted with a single bulb lamp cord and hung from the top with rope into the trees.
The hoops and electrics are removable and so the lanterns pack down flat easily and can be bagged or boxed. ( 2 MDF boxes, 4 in each I think would be ideal for storage of lanterns and electrics.)
– Simple design
– Quite lightweight
– Attractive day and night
– Sturdy
– Washable, Fabric is removable from frame so can be washed
– Install friendly! Very quick and easy to assemble (and no fiber glass!!!)
– Can be packed into a box with all its parts so nothing goes missing!
– Pack down flat to 1 meter wide approx.
– Can be stored upright or flat

Felix PowerHanging Lanterns, ,,

The Night Lights are 8 hanging lanterns that evoke the warm flicker of a candle and the antiquated glow from old paraffin lamps. Their light source is a warm LED Floodlight that illuminates a central cloth funnel surrounded by wire gauze and framed by a lightweight but tough housing decoratively constructed from metal components. Weighing less than 10kg each they also feature a mirrored perspex ceiling to play and increase the diffused lighting even more. With space for hiding unsightly electrical sockets, a design that accounts for high winds and a convenient storage and transport solution, the lanterns are made for re-use and longevity. I can also provide storage boxes for them to fit on 1 pallet.

The Night Lights are 8 hanging lanterns that evoke the warm flicker of a candle and the antiquated glow from old paraffin lamps. Their light source is a warm LED Floodlight that illuminates a central cloth funnel surrounded by wire gauze and framed by a lightweight but tough housing decoratively constructed from metal components. Weighing less than 10kg each they also feature a mirrored perspex ceiling to play and increase the diffused lighting even more. With space for hiding unsightly electrical sockets, a design that accounts for high winds and a convenient storage and transport solution, the lanterns are made for re-use and longevity. I can also provide storage boxes for them to fit on 1 pallet.

Eoghain PhelanUpright Lanterns, ,

I was creative director for the Secret Garden Music festival in Wicklow for 2 years and created and built all the sculptures we had on site. Most of these are visible from scrolling through my instagram site, I have provided a link at website section.
I have built large scale recycled sculptures for the St Patrick’s festival as well as other events on behalf of Recreate Ireland. I make all my sculptures from recycled materials and only use new materials when there is no other option.

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All materials used are reused and recycled apart from the lighting. The Tree of Bendy Beacons is constructed from reused 100mm & 50mm diameter straight and curved PVC pipe sections to be wrapped in fake grass off cuts. The PVC piping will be filled with expanding foam where necessary to add structure.
To top sections of each branch is constructed from clear PVC pipe which will be internally lit with different coloured flashing LED lighting. The Tree is secured in place by sliding the bottom sections over 50mm steel scaffolding posts which have been hammered into the ground. The sculpture will measure 3-3.5m in height. Please this link here a single finished working section >>
https://www.facebook.com/EoghainPhelanArtist/videos/1521305511259025/
I will require 16a single phase connection, an 12ft A frame ladder and 10 5ft put locks

The sculpture will arrive onsite in reused stackable hard plastic vegetable baskets that can be used for storage after the event

All materials used are reused and recycled apart from the lighting. The Tree of Bendy Beacons is constructed from reused 100mm & 50mm diameter straight and curved PVC pipe sections to be wrapped in fake grass off cuts. The PVC piping will be filled with expanding foam where necessary to add structure.
To top sections of each branch is constructed from clear PVC pipe which will be internally lit with different coloured flashing LED lighting. The Tree is secured in place by sliding the bottom sections over 50mm steel scaffolding posts which have been hammered into the ground. The sculpture will measure 3-3.5m in height. Please this link here a single finished working section >>
https://www.facebook.com/EoghainPhelanArtist/videos/1521305511259025/
I will require 16a single phase connection, an 12ft A frame ladder and 10 5ft put locks

The sculpture will arrive onsite in reused stackable hard plastic vegetable baskets that can be used for storage after the event

Geraldine CoakleyUpright Lanterns, I have worked with B&S since 2014 on different art installations, Colours in Motion, Disco Limbs, Woven Sun and Pillars which was with Conor.,

Over the last few years I have been working more throughout the year on festivals and events. But it was thanks to you guys who gave me the first opportunity with Colours in Motions in 2014, ever since I’ve been hooked and love nothing more than working on a new project, experimenting with new materials and environments. Last year was the first time for myself and Conor to work together, he’s a furniture designer himself and has always wanted to work on the festival builds. It was a great experience to work together with friends on a project and has us all wanting to join forces again this year

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Taking into consideration the brief myself and friend of mine Conor Farrel (he helped build pillars last year) have been working on ideas that can be both compact and impactful. A piece that changes from day to night reflecting and complimenting what Body& Soul festival brings.

I have attached a few options, which can be used for either upright Lanterns or Hanging lanterns.

Geo-Patterns
Taking inspiration from sacred geometry and patterns in nature, with particular focus on fungi we want to create something combining these elements in shape, which can also be reflected and transformed with light from day to night!

Using a combination of materials and technologies we have considered shape, storage and durability, which can be assembled and dissembled easily before and after each festival. We are still toying with which way to go with materials either ply and metal or just metal which we will be able to settle on after we play around with some prototypes. The lanterns will be laser cut using specialised plywood or flexible metal and then coated to weather proof.

The lanterns are made up of two sections which can be separated for storage but when combined will make a large bell shape mushroom with netting. We had thought flatpack but this might be too fussy for reassembling so reckon if we go for Dome shape the can be stacked an stored in a specially made container.

To note : we are open to suggestion on shape and design elements if you have something particular in mind that you would like to include we would be happy to discuss more.

Taking into consideration the brief myself and friend of mine Conor Farrel (he helped build pillars last year) have been working on ideas that can be both compact and impactful. A piece that changes from day to night reflecting and complimenting what Body& Soul festival brings.

I have attached a few options, which can be used for either upright Lanterns or Hanging lanterns.

Geo-Patterns
Taking inspiration from sacred geometry and patterns in nature, with particular focus on fungi we want to create something combining these elements in shape, which can also be reflected and transformed with light from day to night!

Using a combination of materials and technologies we have considered shape, storage and durability, which can be assembled and dissembled easily before and after each festival. We are still toying with which way to go with materials either ply and metal or just metal which we will be able to settle on after we play around with some prototypes. The lanterns will be laser cut using specialised plywood or flexible metal and then coated to weather proof.

The lanterns are made up of two sections which can be separated for storage but when combined will make a large bell shape mushroom with netting. We had thought flatpack but this might be too fussy for reassembling so reckon if we go for Dome shape the can be stacked an stored in a specially made container.

To note : we are open to suggestion on shape and design elements if you have something particular in mind that you would like to include we would be happy to discuss more.

Aidan CorcoranUpright Lanterns, Multiple occassions. Sculpture installations, stage dressing, furniture making, constructing immersive environments (remember the red tent?) and dressing and running venues.,

25 years of festival experience. Art installations at mu=any events. running small venues at events in Ireland and abroad.

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Design, construction and installation of 8 upright lanterns.
Total height of each lantern is 3000mm.
Width tapers from 650mm at the base to 400mm at the top of the cap.
Each lantern has a 500mm base and 200mm cap. These are constructed from ply and baton.
The main body of the lanterns is 2300mm tall and tapering from 600mm to 400mm. This section of the lanterns is constructed from coloured Perspex and timber.
Each Lantern has 2 ‘plain’ faces and 2 ‘complex’ faces. These are arranged in opposing pairs.
The plain faces are composed of single sheets of coloured Perspex.
Within the ‘complex’ faces, wooden frames hold sheets of different sizes, shapes and colours.
The caps and bases will be stackable and the main bodies will be flat-packable.
Each unit will be secured by strapping to a put-lock. Lamps will be mounted on the put-locks.
Some of the sheets in the complex faces will be printed on. I would like to discuss image content with the décor team.
Power can be supplied from below or above.

Design, construction and installation of 8 upright lanterns.
Total height of each lantern is 3000mm.
Width tapers from 650mm at the base to 400mm at the top of the cap.
Each lantern has a 500mm base and 200mm cap. These are constructed from ply and baton.
The main body of the lanterns is 2300mm tall and tapering from 600mm to 400mm. This section of the lanterns is constructed from coloured Perspex and timber.
Each Lantern has 2 ‘plain’ faces and 2 ‘complex’ faces. These are arranged in opposing pairs.
The plain faces are composed of single sheets of coloured Perspex.
Within the ‘complex’ faces, wooden frames hold sheets of different sizes, shapes and colours.
The caps and bases will be stackable and the main bodies will be flat-packable.
Each unit will be secured by strapping to a put-lock. Lamps will be mounted on the put-locks.
Some of the sheets in the complex faces will be printed on. I would like to discuss image content with the décor team.
Power can be supplied from below or above.

Aidan CorcoranHanging Lanterns, Multiple occassions. Sculpture installations, stage dressing, furniture making, constructing immersive environments (remember the red tent?) and dressing and running venues.,

Please see my other bursary application.

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Design, construction and installation of 8 large hanging lantern.
Constructed using Perspex and timber, the lanterns are long and slender in form, tapering from top to bottom. The dimensions are as follows; H x w x d = 2800mm x 650mm x 650mm (at the top), with width and depth reducing to 400mm x 400mm (at the bottom).
Each lantern will have 2 plain faces, made up of single sheets of coloured acrylic, and 2 complex faces, comprising several sheets of differing sizes, shapes and colours, secured in wooden frames. Faces will be arranged in opposing pairs.
The lamps are designed to be hung from trees or suspended from the top of a vertical scaffold poles. For the purposes of this application I am proceeding in the expectation that they will be suspended from scaffold poles. Each unit will contain 2 bulbs to avoid any shadows being thrown by the scaffold poles.
Note: I have applied for the bursary for the standing lanterns. This is essentially the same design in inverse. This is intended so that the two sets can be set up in symmetry to clearly define an area, effectively creating permeable walls of light. The primary sketch shows a possible arrangement of hanging and upright lanterns. Please note that the colour scheme in the sketch is not indicative of the end product.
The lantern components are mostly flat-packable.

Design, construction and installation of 8 large hanging lantern.
Constructed using Perspex and timber, the lanterns are long and slender in form, tapering from top to bottom. The dimensions are as follows; H x w x d = 2800mm x 650mm x 650mm (at the top), with width and depth reducing to 400mm x 400mm (at the bottom).
Each lantern will have 2 plain faces, made up of single sheets of coloured acrylic, and 2 complex faces, comprising several sheets of differing sizes, shapes and colours, secured in wooden frames. Faces will be arranged in opposing pairs.
The lamps are designed to be hung from trees or suspended from the top of a vertical scaffold poles. For the purposes of this application I am proceeding in the expectation that they will be suspended from scaffold poles. Each unit will contain 2 bulbs to avoid any shadows being thrown by the scaffold poles.
Note: I have applied for the bursary for the standing lanterns. This is essentially the same design in inverse. This is intended so that the two sets can be set up in symmetry to clearly define an area, effectively creating permeable walls of light. The primary sketch shows a possible arrangement of hanging and upright lanterns. Please note that the colour scheme in the sketch is not indicative of the end product.
The lantern components are mostly flat-packable.

Ciara DunneHanging Lanterns, 2013 – I won the ‘pimp my bins’ competition for sustainability at Body & Soul. I think i have seen my ‘General Waste’ bin used in following years. In 2014, I also made various arms which were installed onto the trees to create trees that you could hug.,

As well as my experience at Body & Soul as previously mentioned, I have also made an interactive installation for Nosily Festival in England, called ‘Kaleyedoscope’, which were eye shaped sculptures that the festival goer could look into and see a kaleidoscope inside. I have also created fairy style decor for Sunflowerfest in Co Down.
In addition to festivals, I make and design various things. I created Willy Wonka style props and decor for an Events company in Belfast for a Halloween event. I have also worked in the Props Department for Film & TV in Belfast Harbour Studios, working primarily with wire and set decor.

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The idea I’m proposing is to create hot air balloon lanterns. The idea of the hot air balloon is an abstract idea of letting go of past afflictions and transforming ones’ mind set. Being influenced from the idea of the lantern in Thai culture wherein people light lanterns to cleanse and let go, I think people take this kind of mindset with them to Body & Soul. The perfect festival environment is a chance for people to let go and transform their mindset for a weekend. The hot air balloon is a classically whimsical representation of letting go and reminding us of the illustrations in books we read as children, where the characters could just take off and go wherever they wanted.

The idea I’m proposing is to create hot air balloon lanterns. The idea of the hot air balloon is an abstract idea of letting go of past afflictions and transforming ones’ mind set. Being influenced from the idea of the lantern in Thai culture wherein people light lanterns to cleanse and let go, I think people take this kind of mindset with them to Body & Soul. The perfect festival environment is a chance for people to let go and transform their mindset for a weekend. The hot air balloon is a classically whimsical representation of letting go and reminding us of the illustrations in books we read as children, where the characters could just take off and go wherever they wanted.

Aoife BanvilleHanging Lanterns, ,,

To create 8 hanging lanterns that will be illuminated and hanging in the trees. The idea is to create a series of lanterns in the shapes of spheres, pods, raindrops and orbs. These could then be stacked on top of each other to create a totem lantern or also they could be hung individually or as pairs either. The idea would be to create enough of them to be able to have a variety of styles. They would have a cohesion as the same material would be used for all. At this stage I am investigating into either bamboo slats or wood veneer (but depends on costs). Please see attached images for a visual reference of the idea.

To create 8 hanging lanterns that will be illuminated and hanging in the trees. The idea is to create a series of lanterns in the shapes of spheres, pods, raindrops and orbs. These could then be stacked on top of each other to create a totem lantern or also they could be hung individually or as pairs either. The idea would be to create enough of them to be able to have a variety of styles. They would have a cohesion as the same material would be used for all. At this stage I am investigating into either bamboo slats or wood veneer (but depends on costs). Please see attached images for a visual reference of the idea.

Aoife FealyMidnight Circus Stage, ,

I have been working in film, theatre and events since graduating from IADT in 2011 with a BA Hons in Sculpture. Between 2013 and 2015, I worked almost exclusively in theatre, as part of a Theatre Company in Residence (Sickle Moon Productions 2014, Theatre Upstairs) and other productions. Since then, I have worked in roles from Art Direction for film, to Stage Design for local festivals and design, and also styling and production management for private and corporate events. Past companies and brands include H&G Creations, Catapult, Havas, Three Mobile (Longitude) and Moet & Chandon.

Please see attached document for further previous work examples for myself and co-designer Deirdre Caulfield.

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We propose an alternative experience to the standard ‘dance tent’ environment. By taking inspiration from aerial performance and dance, we wish to create minimalist yet stylised visuals projected against a muted backdrop to transform the movement of dance into an immersive experience.

The main stage backdrop and/or wings will be lined with white silk-like material (reminiscent of aerial performance fabric) We will stretch strips from ceiling to floor at angles to create the backdrop of the stage and hang strips of the fabric like banners in the wings. Video footage of aerial performances will then be projected onto the fabric.

This footage will be filmed using professional aerialists performing within similar white fabric as the backdrop. They will create intricate movements in a cocoon of white silks, and we will transform their graceful dance into snippets of abstract figurative visuals. When these images are projected onto a white backdrop of the same material, we hope to create a live an immersive affect with the stage tent.

We also propose to create white fabric cubes as an alternative to the white fabric banners in the wings. These can also be projected onto to get a similar effect.

We would also like to incorporate a live performance element to this design. This would involve hanging an aerial performance hoop from the centre struss apex and have an aerialist perform on the hoop. This is where things get interesting – we wish to transform the aerialist and her hoop into a virtual disco ball. By decorating the aerial hoop, and the performer’s costume, with mirror tiles and sequins, and placing uplighters beneath the rigging, the aerialist’s twisting and tumbling with reflect and refract the lighting, creating a twinkling disco ball effect throughout the space.

In addition to to our “disco hoop” performer, we wish to create additional ‘disco hoops’ to create hanging installations which will also act as minimalist disco balls.

As an alternative to the live performance element, we propose to create a figurative disco “sculpture” positioned within a “disco hoop”. We would create a figurative model in a aerial performer position, decorated with mirror tiles and hung within the larger “disco hoop”. This will create a stationary “performer” made entirely to act as a virtual disco ball. We would apply the same lighting approach to the sculpture as the live performer.

We have provided a budget breakdown for both options.

We propose an alternative experience to the standard ‘dance tent’ environment. By taking inspiration from aerial performance and dance, we wish to create minimalist yet stylised visuals projected against a muted backdrop to transform the movement of dance into an immersive experience.

The main stage backdrop and/or wings will be lined with white silk-like material (reminiscent of aerial performance fabric) We will stretch strips from ceiling to floor at angles to create the backdrop of the stage and hang strips of the fabric like banners in the wings. Video footage of aerial performances will then be projected onto the fabric.

This footage will be filmed using professional aerialists performing within similar white fabric as the backdrop. They will create intricate movements in a cocoon of white silks, and we will transform their graceful dance into snippets of abstract figurative visuals. When these images are projected onto a white backdrop of the same material, we hope to create a live an immersive affect with the stage tent.

We also propose to create white fabric cubes as an alternative to the white fabric banners in the wings. These can also be projected onto to get a similar effect.

We would also like to incorporate a live performance element to this design. This would involve hanging an aerial performance hoop from the centre struss apex and have an aerialist perform on the hoop. This is where things get interesting – we wish to transform the aerialist and her hoop into a virtual disco ball. By decorating the aerial hoop, and the performer’s costume, with mirror tiles and sequins, and placing uplighters beneath the rigging, the aerialist’s twisting and tumbling with reflect and refract the lighting, creating a twinkling disco ball effect throughout the space.

In addition to to our “disco hoop” performer, we wish to create additional ‘disco hoops’ to create hanging installations which will also act as minimalist disco balls.

As an alternative to the live performance element, we propose to create a figurative disco “sculpture” positioned within a “disco hoop”. We would create a figurative model in a aerial performer position, decorated with mirror tiles and hung within the larger “disco hoop”. This will create a stationary “performer” made entirely to act as a virtual disco ball. We would apply the same lighting approach to the sculpture as the live performer.

We have provided a budget breakdown for both options.

Sharon O’NeillHanging Lanterns, Every year. Many’s the installation; see here for visual referance:http://www.gomoodboard.com/boards/jXdvHW0D/share,

We have been working in the festival industry for over 10 years, from all the Irish ones to international music, arts and light festivals.
Electric Picnic, KnockanStockan, Townlands Carnival, Spirit of Folk, BARE, Vantastival, Bennicassim (Spain), Galway Arts Festival, Illuminate HerStory and LPM (Rome, Amsterdam). www.facebook.com/Ge0.Pop https://goo.gl/photos/Xa3Mo5XdtZxY4DaA8
http://www.gomoodboard.com/boards/jXdvHW0D/share

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Hanging geometric lanterns.
Using the Merkaba shape, also known as the star tetrahedron. It is an incredibly powerful shape…
It will be made from a strong yet lightweight plastic based material, which is incredibly weather resistant and hardwearing, will also be great for Irish storage as it is not porous.
The skeleton of the shape would be wood and varnished. Inside there will be an IP65 rater LED colour changer light. Which is generally festival proof and low on power usage.
We would suggest one large box made out of Marine Ply on site after the festival to store the pieces in.

The Merkaba really is a truly magical shape; also known as the star tetrahedron (vehicle of light) – represents the innermost law of the physical world: the inseparable relationship between the two complementary halves – the positive and negative, the manifest and the unmanifest – which form a perfect equilibrium.
In creation they rule as two opposite laws: the law of spirit and the law of matter.
The Star Tetrahedron models the energetic body of the human being, the blending of Heaven and Earth, Male and Female, and was known in the esoteric knowledge of Ancient Egypt as the ‘Mer-Ka-Ba*’. The two tetrahedrons contained within each other represent the two poles of creation in complete equilibrium; spirit and matter. All of creation is based on this divine equilibrium, whether the form concerned is considered to be inanimate matter or a living creature. It is the inner law operating through all forms. Whether a given form is that of a plant, an animal or a human, the body of each of these is subject to the laws of the three-dimensional world. Hidden and invisible within this body, however, is the higher, Divine Self – Life – Eternal Being!
There is only one creature which is able consciously to combine the two laws: human.
The Mer-Ka-Ba field is extremely complex, involving the five Platonic solids and other sacred polyhedrons. It is believed to extend through all possible dimensional and parallel universes, and can possibly change its nature from electro-magnetic to whatever is appropriate.
The blueprint of the Mer-Ka-Ba is found throughout nature.
One of the functions of the Mer-Ka-Ba, as we said, is to act as the vehicle to take the spirit and the body into the next world. However, this function — and most of the other possibilities — is impossible to obtain until something changes within the person. The Mer-Ka-Ba is situated around the human body like a three-dimensional geometric web that is dormant and nonfunctional, waiting for the right moment. When the spirit that inhabits the body remembers that it is there and begins to change certain aspects of itself, an incredible transformation begins to grow….

Hanging geometric lanterns.
Using the Merkaba shape, also known as the star tetrahedron. It is an incredibly powerful shape…
It will be made from a strong yet lightweight plastic based material, which is incredibly weather resistant and hardwearing, will also be great for Irish storage as it is not porous.
The skeleton of the shape would be wood and varnished. Inside there will be an IP65 rater LED colour changer light. Which is generally festival proof and low on power usage.
We would suggest one large box made out of Marine Ply on site after the festival to store the pieces in.

The Merkaba really is a truly magical shape; also known as the star tetrahedron (vehicle of light) – represents the innermost law of the physical world: the inseparable relationship between the two complementary halves – the positive and negative, the manifest and the unmanifest – which form a perfect equilibrium.
In creation they rule as two opposite laws: the law of spirit and the law of matter.
The Star Tetrahedron models the energetic body of the human being, the blending of Heaven and Earth, Male and Female, and was known in the esoteric knowledge of Ancient Egypt as the ‘Mer-Ka-Ba*’. The two tetrahedrons contained within each other represent the two poles of creation in complete equilibrium; spirit and matter. All of creation is based on this divine equilibrium, whether the form concerned is considered to be inanimate matter or a living creature. It is the inner law operating through all forms. Whether a given form is that of a plant, an animal or a human, the body of each of these is subject to the laws of the three-dimensional world. Hidden and invisible within this body, however, is the higher, Divine Self – Life – Eternal Being!
There is only one creature which is able consciously to combine the two laws: human.
The Mer-Ka-Ba field is extremely complex, involving the five Platonic solids and other sacred polyhedrons. It is believed to extend through all possible dimensional and parallel universes, and can possibly change its nature from electro-magnetic to whatever is appropriate.
The blueprint of the Mer-Ka-Ba is found throughout nature.
One of the functions of the Mer-Ka-Ba, as we said, is to act as the vehicle to take the spirit and the body into the next world. However, this function — and most of the other possibilities — is impossible to obtain until something changes within the person. The Mer-Ka-Ba is situated around the human body like a three-dimensional geometric web that is dormant and nonfunctional, waiting for the right moment. When the spirit that inhabits the body remembers that it is there and begins to change certain aspects of itself, an incredible transformation begins to grow….