UP!UP!UP!, 2011

acrylic paint on canvas, 200×300 cm; canvas on wooden platform, acrylic paint, Ø 300 cm; fine art print, 13 pieces, each 20×30 cm; song, 1’58’’

After Nelson’s Pillar in Dublin was blown up in 1966, Go Lucky Four wrote a song called “Up Went Nelson” which was at the number one spot in Ireland for eight consecutive weeks. Forty-five years after the destruction of Nelson’s Pillar, Dublin’s Spire, which is officially known as the “Monument of Light,” was erected in the same spot. With this installation the artists repeat the act of Go Lucky Four and write a new song for the Spire, by using the construction and the melody of the song Up Went Nelson. The work consists of four parts: a one-to-one scale portrait of the Spire as a monochrome painting, a circle platform in the size of the bottom part of the Spire, a historical timeline and a new song.

Installation view; Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin
photos: Günyol & Kunt