"sentinels"

Kevin Doyle - artist.

First iteration - Sentinels I

 

PLAYA. Artist Residency Program. Summer Lake, Oregon. April 2014.

Temporary land art installation + film (7:30).

"sentinels" is both a filmed, durational performance and an impermanent work of land art created at Summer Lake, Oregon while a resident at PLAYA in 2014. Created by hand with a series of 6-8 wood pylons that washed up on the shore during my residency. Summer Lake is one of only twelve alkaline lakes in North America. This project bears the sub-title: for the fathers.

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Second iteration - Sentinels II

The Saari Residence. Kone Foundation. Mynämäki, Finland. April 2019.

Temporary land art installation.

Five years later, I was working on the coast of Finland, adjacent to Mietoinen Bay and a neighboring forest. Throughout the course of a harsh winter, dozens of branches had naturally fallen off from trees -- each with their own distinct shapes and patterns on the bark. The frozen ground near the shoreline had begun to thaw. They seemed like a good place for the branches. 

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Photo credits: Kevin Doyle.

Kevin Doyle - writer / director

"8:46" - *new play completed* - June 2020. New York, NY

"Svaneke" - world premiere - May 2021 at Bornholms Teater, Denmark

"THE AЯTS" - world premiere - September 2018 at La MaMa E.T.C. New York, NY

Saari Invited Artist at the Saari Residence. Kone Foundation, Finland

Global Connections IN THE LAB Grant. TCG / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, USA

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Finalist. Royal Exchange Theatre, England

 

"The sting of the playwright's satire is softened only by his gift for comic absurdity." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Hilarious satire of social norms that touches on everything that is wrong with America." -- TIME OUT NEW YORK

"Clearly unafraid to deal with reality, and present it unflinchingly." -- SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

"Socially critical drama without an accusing finger or a whiny political tone." -- DE MORGEN

"Doyle's clever, sparing use of language recalls Ionesco's best." -- BACKSTAGE

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