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When searching for examples of sustainable agriculture prior to the industrial revolution, it’s hard to find any in the part of the world where this revolution was instigated. Since the last ice cap withdrew in North West Europe most farming systems have left behind irreversible marks of soil depletion. However a closer look at details in the region’s history reveals overlooked practices and gaps in narratives, opening up the possibility for new understanding and reconnection to nurturing practices.
In a multi-year explorative project hosted by Project Arts Centre and conducted in collaboration with Archive Books, Berlin, visual artist and
amateur plant breeder Åsa Sonjasdotter researches historical archives and connects with various practitioners of more-than-human cultivation and knowing. During the summer of 2018, she visited experimental archaeologists and seed savers, artists, farmers and foresters, storytellers, historians and curators in Ireland. Based on these meetings a series of gatherings will generate a process of figuration and speculation on co-nurturing cultivating practices.
Åsa Sonjasdotter’s work emerged from her combined experience of smallholding and artistic practice. She has been part of several trans-disciplinary projects, often involving botanical and natural historical archives and collections. Since 2005 she has investigated stories of potatoes with a special interest in the plant’s role within colonial and capitalist transformations throughout modern industrialisation.
Details on talks and events associated with this project to be announced shortly.
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March 21 2019, at 12:30pm
Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the recipient of the REALISE production award for theatre and contemporary dance artists with disabilities. The REALISE Award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists. It represents an exciting opportunity to present ambitious new work that reflects the complexity of contemporary life in Ireland to a diverse audience. The final recipient is playwright Roderick Ford. Roderick will receive a production award of €40,000 for production of his play The Spider’s House at Project Arts Centre in February 2020. Speaking about…Read More
March 11 2019, at 05:58pm
This Spring we're throwing open our doors and inviting all you artists and makers to make the big blue building your home for rehearsals and development of new work. And better still, we're offering reduced rates and a sliding scale for funded and unfunded work. The space can be hired on a daily or weekly basis during the dates below, all days are 10am – 6pm. Dates: 19 – 22 March 1 – 5 April 8 – 12 April 15 – 19 April 29 April – 3 May Rates: Daily: €65 (unfunded) €100 (funded) Weekly: €300 (unfunded)…Read More