See below for workshops as part of Carol Anne Connollys AFTER project. See www.after.ie
Gareth Kennedy's Inflatable Bandstand had its first outing last weekend in Manorhamilton. Watch out for the project at its other locations (see last post)
AFTER, (responding to a changed landscape)
From August through September 20th 2008
AFTER is a landmark public art event that addresses the unprecedented effects of Ireland's recent economic boom on the rural landscape. It was initiated through the TRADE programme run by Roscommon and Leitrim arts offices and has grown into an artist-led public art event.
Acclaimed international artist, Alfredo Jaar facilitated exchange and discussion between the five AFTER artists during a yearlong engagement as part of TRADE. The project developed an alternative and innovative model for arts practice, which benefits from the artists specific knowledge of their respective locales and their shared concerns for the environment.
The scope of the five combined AFTER projects will see them address diverse publics and locations across the Roscommon and Leitrim region. Each project manifests different strategies both in conceptualising and engaging with the idea of the 'public'.
The five AFTER projects and artists are:
Broken Appliance Depot, Carol Anne Connolly:
The Broken Appliance Depot presents and discusses alternative and creative solutions addressing the re-use of surplus 'objects' and 'buildings' in our communities. The project consists of two elements
1. The creation of a solar powered light installation
from disused household appliances to make a temporary
intervention at the site of a proposed ESB pylon in Grange, Co. Roscommon.
2. The use of a newly developed property, currently vacant, that will hold workshops and events concerned with the management of waste-material and the built environment, curated by the artist and facilitated by practicioners based in the region.
Workshops will include ' Reinventing Suburban Housing Estates' by Leitrim based architect Dominic Stevens and 'Energy Supply, Energy Cost' and 'How to Make a Solar Thermal Heater' a talk and workshop led by energy consultant Peter Schneider. Workshops are
free to the public, early booking is advised as places are limited. Times and dates are included on the flyers included on this email.
To book contact the artist on 086 3778368 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Inflatable Bandstand; (10 Year Crescendo), Gareth Kennedy:
The Inflatable Bandstand is a 4.88 metre tall structure inspired by the development of the Irish economy over the last 10 years. From mid August it will tour towns and villages of Leitrim and Roscommon. A marker in time, an epic musical score composed by Ian Wilson will be performed live from the bandstand by Saxophonist Cathal Roche. Locations to date include Manorhamilton, Killargue, Drumshanbo, Carrick-On-Shannon and Roscommon Town. For more information please contact 087 6168813
View Finder, Alice Lyons:
A sited poem at the Barracks, Cootehall, County Roscommon. A trick on the old and new Cootehalls (involving mirrors). The dates for Viewfinder are July 25th to September 20th.
Aggressive Localism, Christine Mackey:
This work proposes practical and redemptive tactics towards man-made structures and surfaces through the planting of native Irish wild-flower seeds. These 'micro-wildernesses', support a critical investigation of global seed production and creates a platform for environmental issues materialized through civic actions and movements on the land.
Rain Catcher, Anna MacLeod:
RAIN CATCHER is a sculptural work that posits sustainable alternatives to the contamination of domestic drinking water. It employs a solar filtration system to make rainwater potable and provides a platform for discussion of water issues by supplying safe drinking water to the public. At the Dock from September 6 – 20th.
For up to date information on AFTER see www.after.ie
, or contact email@example.com
. Also look out for the project map from August 20th.
Artist Alfredo Jaar will launch AFTER at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon from 2pm, Saturday September 6th.
As part of everyday--an exhibition of art works that arise out of the things that are under our noses, underfoot, on the table, in the wardrobe, on the farm, around the corner, that ran from 5th April to the 17th May this year, artist John Brady built a gigantic cart on the forecourt of The Dock. You can see images of the cart here or to see what peoples responses were check out http://cartresponses.blogspot.com/