Annonce des cinq projets lauréats / The Five Selected Projects Announcement
Communiqué – 01 – 2010/02/01
Leonardo/Olats : http://www.olats.org
Le Donegal County Council et Leonardo/Olats ont le plaisir d'annoncer les cinq projets sélectionnés pour les résidences d'artistes "Lovely Weather", un projet art/science portant sur le changement climatique dans le comté du Donegal en Irlande.
A l'issue d'un appel à participation international, cinq artistes ou groupe d'artistes ont été retenu pour développer un projet dans chacune des cinq régions du Comté (Glenties, Inishowen, Letterkenny/Milford, Ballybofey/Stranolar, ville de Donegal).
Peter d’Agostino (USA), WorldWide Walks/between earth & sky/Dún na nGall, Glenties
Seema Goel (Can), Carbon Capture Sweaters, Inishowen
The League of Imaginary Scientists (Lucy Hg & partners, USA), The Irish Rover: Looking for Mars Off the Northern Coast of Ireland, Letterkenny/Milford
Antony Lyons (UK/IRE), Weather Proof, Ballybofey/Stranolar
Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom, IRE), Marbh Chrios (Dead Zone), ville de Donegal
Les résidences se dérouleront tout au long de l'année 2010.
Elles seront organisées et coordonnées par John Cunningham du Centre Culturel Régional de Letterkenny pour le Programme d'Art Public du Donegal County Council et Annick Bureaud pour Leonardo/Olats. Des workshops et séminaires seront organisés pendant la durée du projet.
Le projet est financé par le Programme d'Art Public du Donegal County Council.
Annoucement of the Five Selected Projects
Donegal County Council and Leonardo/Olats are proud to announce the five projects selected for the ‘Lovely Weather Donegal Artists Residencies’, a ground breaking art & science project which will examine the issues of climate change in County Donegal, Ireland.
IRELAND & CLIMATE CHANGE
A large community across the world is in agreement: the climate is changing. But what is climate change? What is causing it? And how will it affect us? These are the questions which are being asked by this unique initiative by Regional Cultural Centre / Donegal County Council Public Art Office in partnership with Leonardo/Olats.
The project has entailed a national and international competition resulting in five art/science artists or group of artists being selected to work in each of the electoral areas of the county to explore on the ground, the effects of climate change and its modifications throughout the county.
According to one of the project co-coordinators John Cunningham, “If we truly want to understand climate change, we have to realise how it works in local environments like Donegal. Art could help us to question our perceptions and relationships to weather, climate and help us to experience and reveal our inner participation with weather and climate; the rupture of their balance and its meaning for our world. The ‘Lovely Weather’ projects, which are currently being developed, will access ongoing scientific studies alongside generations of local knowledge and are important mechanisms for progressive understanding of the impact of climate change on Donegal.”
The 5 selected artists are:
Peter d’Agostino (USA)
Seema Goel (Can)
The League of Imaginary Scientists (Lucy Hg & partners, USA)
Antony Lyons (UK/IRE)
Softday (Sean Taylor & Mikael Fernstrom, IRE)
The 5 residencies will be situated in the five Electoral Areas of County Donegal, Ireland (One per area).
The Electoral Areas of County Donegal are:
- Donegal Town
- Letterkenny / Milford
- Ballybofey / Stranolar
WHAT WILL THEY DO?
The Lovely Weather projects will take an interdisciplinary approach from the outset and actively involve local people in their work, to develop artworks that raise questions about climate and its changes on a practical level, with the aim of contributing to familiarising them with cultural praxis and specifically new media, and ecologically aware behaviour.
The Lovely Weather Artists Residencies will run from December 2009 until December 2010.
WHO ARE THE FUNDERS?
Donegal County Council’s Public Art Programme will utilise monies from the 5 electoral areas (under the % for Housing Scheme) to initiate a series of residencies for artists to examine on the ground the effect of climate change throughout Donegal. These residencies will examine cultural approaches to weather, climate and their modifications throughout County Donegal.
WHO WILL COORDINATE THESE RESIDENCIES?
The residencies will be managed by co-curators for the project Annick Bureaud (Leonardo/Olats) and John Cunningham (Regional Cultural Centre on behalf of Donegal County Council’s Public Art Office). Workshops and seminars will be held with the artists and interested parties, throughout the run of the residencies.