BCXSYLast year I was asked by the Sirius Art Centre to help out BCXSY, who were staying there on an artist residency, in conjunction with Meitheal Mara in Cork city.

BCXSY are artists Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto. During their time in Ireland, they created ‘Origin Part III – Contrast’. They describe their collaboration with Meitheal Mara on their website –

“… Building, or redesigning a boat was never our intention for this collaboration. Our goal was rather to employ the naturalness, efficiency and functionality of Meitheal Mara traditional working methods and distil various various elements involved in the boat-building process in order to create new objects that are aesthetically far away from what Meitheal Mara does in their day-to-day work, yet always remaining focused on maintaining the link to their inspirational-origin. …”

I was brought in to take some photos just as they finished the project. We spent a day photographing the pieces that they designed in the Sirius, then went to a nearby beach to shoot some portraits.

For some reason BCXSY popped into my head today, and I had a little hunt around the web to see where my photos of their work popped up. Quite a number of places it turns out – Wallpaper*, Daily TonicgblogLondon Design Guide …

The shot above was never used. We made it at the end of the day, in the Sirius Artist Residency apartment where Boaz and Sayaka were staying. All the other photos we took during the day were of their work, or included them with the work. I like this simple portrait, just showing the artists together on one of their last evenings in Ireland.

– Rory

BCXSY Wallpaper Mag



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