We want your damp!
Artist Avril Corroon is working on a project called GOT DAMP about damp housing. She’s looking for a number of participants, based in Dublin, who are willing to collect damp from electric dehumidifiers over the upcoming winter and spring.
Participants will receive a free highly-rated low-running-cost dehumidifier and a €100 honorarium. Over the winter and spring period you will be asked to empty the dehumidifier tank into a small 25L jerry can provided by the artist, which can be collected and replaced when full or dropped into the Got Damp collection point at Project Arts Centre.
A collection point for damp is located in Project’s lower foyer, with a deep-drop collection pipe leading from the upper foyer. Instead of discarding what’s collected in the dehumidifier tanks, it will be poured into our DAMP tank, plumbing damp donations through the building.
The collected volume of dehumidifier water will be used as part of an art installation along with a film focused on issues surrounding the Housing Crisis, for an exhibition at Project Arts Centre in April 2023. If you already have an electric dehumidifier and want to take part in the collection please also get in touch!
Please note, the dehumidifier sign-up is now closed if you wish to join our waitlist please register your interest HERE.
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Avril Corroon works with moving image, performance, and sculpture to examine precarious living conditions in the city such as the housing crisis. Currently she is working on ‘Got Damp’ a research and development project with TACO Gallery in Thamesmead, exploring qualities of damp housing as both harmful and lively material. She received a BA in Fine Art Media at NCAD in 2014 and a Masters in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University in 2019. Her work has been exhibited and screened at Work in Progress at South London Gallery, Wild Rents at Luna Elaine, Forming a Residency Association at Lux in London (2020), Spoiled Spores curated by Sheena Barrett at The LAB, Dublin (2019), AAAAAAAHHHhh at The Old Operating Theatre (2019), and Fort Sumac at Enclave London (2018), My Brilliant Friend curated by Rayne Booth at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin (2016). She was a 2020 recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Award and her work is in the Arts Council Collection.
Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.