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'Engage' project curated by TANK Collective in association with Eircom

 

TANK Collective announce the Engage art project which hits Dublin streets on September 21st.


Look out for tricked-out phone boxes across Dublin next week as the Engage art project comes to the capital city. Phone boxes decorated by young, leading Irish designers and artists will spring up on Dublin streets from September 21st to October 8th.

Tank Collective, in association with eircom, have commissioned a selection of makers and doers and let them loose on phone boxes. The results will be unveiled on September 21st to co-incide with Culture Night 2012. This public, interactive exhibition hopes to engage people once more with the space that used to part of our everyday lives. Not only have the boxes themselves been refashioned but the public are also invited to step inside and pick up the receiver for more surprises.  


The Engage art project has partnered up with three city festivals - Culture Night, Open House and Hard Working Class Heroes - in a celebration of culture, art, architecture and music in the city.

Gearoid Carvill, member of TANK Collective and partner in abgc design says "Engage proposes to demonstrate the positive impact art and design can have on our city spaces, we've commissioned architects, industrial designers, film makers and artists to think about how we can invigorate these ubiquitous structures to provide interest, utility and excitement."


Ciaran Walsh, another TANK member and editor of le cool Dublin says "With Engage we are finding new uses for an old network.  These once vital hubs have the potential to engage locals and visitors to our city by tapping into our emotional connection with these spaces. By also utilising the phone lines themselves we hope to inspire a positive sense of rediscovery."

 

For more information contact: Ciaran Walsh / Gearoid Carvill  0877927443 / 0872859154, tank.boxedoff@gmail.com


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