WHAT IS AN ISLAND?
ART & ARCHIPELAGIC THINKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Baltimore and the Islands
Meet at Baltimore Pier at 12.45pm to board the Dún Angus.
Return to Baltimore Pier at 8.30pm approx.
What is an Island? is an artistic research event that explores the concept of Archipelagic Thinking through embedded artistic practices within a unique pedagogical programme. Developed by Martinique poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant (1928-2011) Archipelagic Thinking is a concept which defines the thinking of composite, peripheral, "hybrid cultures". Led by the single question: What is an Island?, three local artists have been commissioned to respond from one of the three islands in the West Cork Archipelago, they are: Mona O Driscoll (Sherkin Island), Tess Leak (Heir island) and art manoeuvres (Long Island). While each of the artist’s responses to this question will be on display for the entirety of the Skibbereen Arts Festival, on Monday 30 July, they will be linked by a performative, pedagogical, ferry journey.
What is an Island? has been developed by BAVA: Dublin School of Creative Arts (DIT/GradCAM) with CREATE: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.
Please wear shoes/boots and clothes suitable for a field trip - expect long grass, rough ground and mud, so please dress accordingly. Heir and Long Islands are accessed via ladder to the pier. No wheelchair access. No dogs allowed.
Booking essential, places limited - Price incudes boat trip and supper served on board: