THE EXPANDED FIELD - CURATED BY ASKEATON CONTEMPORARY ARTS & LISMORE CASTLE ARTS
Artists announced include Stuart Whipps, The Centre for Land Use Interpretation, The Domestic Godless, Superfolk and Filip Van Dingenen. Further updates and details will be soon announced.
Askeaton Contemporary Arts and Lismore Castle Arts present ‘The Expanded Field’, with international and Irish artists investigating the multifaceted nature of the Munster region. In a new departure, artists will be given opportunity to be resident both in Askeaton and Lismore. Through this collaboration, our range of possible subjects, resources and curatorial input grows in an experimental, risk-taking manner.
Belgian artist Filip Van Dingenen has researched seaweed cutting and the selling off of harvesting rights by the Irish State. His symposium, situated on abandoned Canon Island in the middle of the Shannon estuary, brings together local publics and experts alike. Druids, aqua-biologists, fishermen and policymakers will spend a week on the island, receiving visitors each day with the aim to make an alternative treaty concerned with not only seaweed rights, but unheard environmental spirits. In tandem, The Domestic Godless plan receipes derived from natural resources found near a distillery on the Blackwater river.
The programme runs from June 2017 to September 2018, with events planned in both key venues and in other locations identified by the artists. A resource website will disseminate curatorial research and information on each project.