INTER_SITE respond to Spike Island Residency

These texts are responses by INTER_SITE to their residency at Spike Island. This residency culminated in Oileán , a collaboration with Timpeall in September 2021. The event showcased work that interrogates what it means ‘to be an island nation’. INTER_SITE is a newly formed artist collective based in Cork City established by Padraic Barrett, DeirdreContinue reading “INTER_SITE respond to Spike Island Residency”

PACKANATOMICALIZATION – Aikaterini Gegisian & Sarah Long email exchange

PACKANATOMICALIZATION is a conversation between the artist Aikaterini Gegisian and the writer Sarah Long. The artist emailed images that she has been making to the writer, who responded with a text inspired by the encounter. The artist then responded to that text with a new image and so on. This activity occurred over the courseContinue reading “PACKANATOMICALIZATION – Aikaterini Gegisian & Sarah Long email exchange”

Shadow Forests – Angela Gilmour’s Research Practice

Originally from Scotland and formerly a physicist, Angela Gilmour now lives and works as a visual artist in Cork, Ireland. She holds a Masters in Science and an Honours Degree in Physics from the University West of Scotland and an Honours Degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design, Ireland. Gilmour has exhibitedContinue reading “Shadow Forests – Angela Gilmour’s Research Practice”

Interview with Fiona Kelly by Sarah Long

Fiona Kelly is drawn to the metamorphosis of territory, both urban and rural, in an age of environmental crisis. She examines questions surrounding the human ‘exploration’ of landscape, understood as both a relationship with nature and an extractivist approach to natural resources. Specifically, her research into wasteland and abandoned spaces addresses themes of ecology andContinue reading “Interview with Fiona Kelly by Sarah Long”

‘foggy’ by Lily O’ Shea

‘Slow Puncture’ is Lily O’ Shea’s first solo exhibition. Curated by Ali O’ Shea, the show runs from the 17th of September to the 2nd of October in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park. foggy i had a slow puncture -Flann O’Brien, The Third Policeman now I’m feeling like a soggy dream – Green Day,Continue reading “‘foggy’ by Lily O’ Shea”

Existing in Dialogue Open Chainmail Response

This text was created collaboratively in response to the work of Ann Mechelinck at The Gallery Grand Parade (July 2021). To add to the text, contributors scanned the QR code in the window of the gallery and opened the shared document. The result of this experiment is the meditative and meandering text below. Existing inContinue reading “Existing in Dialogue Open Chainmail Response”

Subject To Change – Crawford College of Art & Design Degree Show 2021

We asked two graduates to give us an insight into their experience of preparing for and (thankfully!) presenting Subject To Change, Crawford College of Art & Design Degree Show 2021. Maitiú Mac Cárthaigh is an artist who recently finished the Ba Fine Art in Crawford College of Art and Design MTU. Their work focuses onContinue reading “Subject To Change – Crawford College of Art & Design Degree Show 2021”

Creative Response to TEST SITE project by Kim Crowley

Kim Crowley is a Cork based visual artist, editor and member of Bloomers. Her practice is rooted in DIY publishing, zine making and photography. Kim was editor of Bloomers Magazine Issue 04 and 05 and has also produced such zines as My Mouldy House and Me, Any Plans for the Day and Where Our LandContinue reading “Creative Response to TEST SITE project by Kim Crowley”

changing time//do less precisely when asked to do more – by Alison O’Shea

Alison O’Shea (b.1996) is a visual artist and curator based in the Backwater Artist Studios, Cork , Ireland.  Her curatorial and artistic practices’ primary research concerns include alternative methodologies of productivity, and creating sustainable practice models through speculative fiction. This piece is a section from my research paper A Passive House. A passive house isContinue reading “changing time//do less precisely when asked to do more – by Alison O’Shea”

Floating – A response to ‘Oileán’ by INTER_SITE collective at the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park – by Sarah Long

Oileán is an exhibition by INTER_SITE collective (Padraic Barrett, Deirdre Breen, Aoife Claffey and Kate McElroy) curated by Sinead Barrett as part of Sample Studio’s TACTIC Visual Arts Programme. It ran from May 20th to June 6th at the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park. * * * John Donne said ‘No man is an islandContinue reading “Floating – A response to ‘Oileán’ by INTER_SITE collective at the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park – by Sarah Long”