1 Copley Street
For the festival Art Trail: Multiple Endings, Brummund created a temporary installation on the outside of a 19th century warehouse on a quay in Cork City, Ireland. The building was formerly Jas. O'Connor & Sons Timber and Iron Co. and more recently a flooring and hardware retail store. The image of 1 Copley Street reflects the past and future of digital images of the cityscape. The digital image of the building is broken up into 2" squares (or pixels). The image is printed across 1,000 sheets of copy paper and installed on the building. The graffiti, ripped advertisements, and boarded-up windows are covered with a digitized image that has lost all its details. The derelict building becomes high resolution and active.
A Technical Statement
In the series of time-based drawings of architecture, Brummund first makes a picture of the building either by drawing, digital collage, or photography. She then digitally enlarges the image to the same scale as the facade. Next, Brummund prints the drawing on sheets of letter-sized office paper. The sheets are hung methodically on the facade, and eventually the entire image is visible. The sheets blow in the wind, curl from moisture, and fall off. Over time the real building and the representation of the building deconstruct, and we are compelled to piece together a new picture of the building. Photographs and videos document the ephemeral installation.