Image: Between You and Me, solo performance by Olivia Hassett, part of ON THE SPOT. in RUA RED, 2014. As part of the official opening of the Trinity College Trees project Olivia Hassett will perform in response to the Oregon Maple in the main square. This performance will be included in the events celebrating European… Continue reading Performance by Olivia Hassett – part of TCD European Researchers Night 2017
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Behind the performance
During the 2017 exhibition Olivia Hassett created a tendon-like sculptural installation in one of the large Oregon Maples, which collapsed last June. These yellow lycra fabric pieces mirrored the lines of the cable bracing wire system that helped support some of the heavier branches of the tree. Imagery from SEM images taken by Clodagh Dooley… Continue reading Behind the performance
What is performance art?
Above image from Olivia Hassett’s solo performance in Bergen, Norway, 2015 Live performances are an integral part of my practice and as I will be doing a live interaction with the Oregon Maple on the opening night of the Exhibition (29th of September at 6.30-6.50 and 8.30-8.50) I thought the pdf document below might be… Continue reading What is performance art?
Launch 28th March
Following on from the success of the collaborative art installation in eight trees on the TCD campus in 2017 the Trinity College Trees Team* are delighted to announce the opening of their newest collaborative exhibition embrittled | resilient Open to the public during normal business hours April 1st – May 3rd 2019 this exhibition will… Continue reading Launch 28th March
Water retaining gel crystals – art material
The research focus of this project changed after the demise of the two majestic Oregon Maples in Library Square. Where the heartwood (the innermost part of the tree trunk) should have held up to about 80% water after testing the water content was estimated to be nearer 50%. And so my artistic research expanded from… Continue reading Water retaining gel crystals – art material
2018/19 Trinity College Trees Project
Early in January of this year the Trinity College Trees team (Taylor, Hackett and Hassett) in conjunction with Colin Reid and Dr. Conor Buckley of TCD initiated an ambitious new study on the two large Oregon Maple trees in main College Square. Both sibling trees were estimated to be over 170 years old and were reported to be… Continue reading 2018/19 Trinity College Trees Project
2016/17 Trinity College Trees Project
The 2016/17 Trinity College Trees Project, Making Visible the Invisible, celebrated scientific, conservation and artistic research into the physiology of eight trees situated on the main campus of Trinity College Dublin. Over a period of eighteen months TCD staff Professor David Taylor, David Hackett, Clodagh Dooley and Olivia Hassett meet regularly to collaborate on this ambitious project. Two… Continue reading 2016/17 Trinity College Trees Project
Belated farewell to 170 year old Maple
Image taken of the Oregon Maple One of the oldest trees in Trinity College Dublin collapsed early on the 2nd of June 2018. The large Oregon Maple was and it’s sister tree opposite is one of the largest specimens of Oregon Maples to be found in Ireland or Britain. Both Maples graced the front square… Continue reading Belated farewell to 170 year old Maple
About this blog
This blog celebrates a specific selection of the stunning selection of Trees in Trinity College Dublin. Early in January of this year the Trinity College Trees team in conjunction with Dr. Conor Buckley of TCD initiated a new study on the two large Oregon Maple trees in College Square. This 2018 project will build… Continue reading About this blog
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