Join us for 40 days and 40 nights of “action research” and experiment above and below ground at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Eire/Northern Ireland. We will be meeting the people, places and things of the Geopark between June 3rd and July 12th. During the residency we will devise a special tool-kit of adventurous processes, novel techniques and gentle site-specific interactions, as well as ways for locals and visitors to participate in our residency and its artistic outcomes. Supported by Marble Arch Caves Geopark and funded by Arts Council England, the project asks the question, “Does the land dream through us?”
Anna Keleher and I met at Dartington College of Art in 2007 during our studies on the M.A. Arts and Ecology course, at which time we began our collaborative practice. When we finished our studies we vowed we would meet up again in Ireland one day to continue our collaboration and further research prehistoric ecologies. We plan to “make good” on our promise to each other in the next 40-days at the geopark in Northern Ireland and in the process enrich relationships with the natural, social and cultural ecologies of the geopark. To locate the geopark on google maps click here.
To learn more about the project or to participate, visit the DREAMING PLACE project blog, where we will post upates, invitations and outcomes.