Patrick Lynch & Simon Walker
This exhibit tells the story of the house Robin Walker built for his family and friends on the remote Beara Peninsula of Cork, from 1970–72. Called “Bótharbuí” (meaning ‘yellow road’ in Irish), it comprises a settlement of three ancient and three new structures, on a steep wooded slope of several acres, facing across the salt-water Kemare River to the Reeks of Kerry. In the 1970s and 1980s Bótharbuí was a country salon, where the worlds of Dublin politics rubbed shoulders with the artistic community in an informal yet grand manner. The exhibit presents Bótharbuí not as an objective, geometric composition, but as a happening, a confluence of physical and perceptual phenomena. A film of the house is displayed centrally, while parallel screens chart its lineage, its influence and its legacy as an exemplar of the Irish villa.
CreditsDirectors: Sue Barr, David Heathcote
Lighting/Sound: Sue Barr, David Heathcote
Camera: Sue Barr, David Heathcote
Concept: Sue Barr, David Heathcote