Waggle Dance by Remco de Fouw & Rachel Joynt was recently installed adjacent to the Iontas Building, at the main plaza at Maynooth University.
The Iontas Building, designed by Scott Tallon Walker, acts as a hub for the campus in general. The activities in the building include the NCG engaged in Geo-computational Data mapping and an Foras Feasa, engaged in the digital archiving of historic Irish culture.
The sculpture references these activities and aims to embody the creativity and intellectual endeavour behind the activity of the university through the geometry, complexity and ecology associated with the beehive.
The 3-meter diameter sculpture entitled Waggle Dance, is made from curved plate bronze perforated by various size holes revealing an internal stainless steel, cellular substructure.
For more on Rachel Joynt see our feature by Lisa Godson in Irish Arts Review Spring 2010.