Call for Participation: ‘Shaped by the Sea’ Survey
Two of our upcoming International Atlantic Residency Exchange artists would like your input.
Geraldine Timlin and Pedro Rebelo (July 25 – Aug 25) are looking for participants in the region of St John’s to share stories and experiences based on the theme “Shaped by the Sea.” The project explores commonalities between Ireland and Newfoundland through lives shaped by the Atlantic Ocean, representing separation and connection.
As part of an artistic residency exploring experiences of living on the edge of the European and American continents, we are looking for participants in the region of St John’s to share stories and experiences based on the theme “Shaped by the Sea”. The project explores commonalities between Ireland and Newfoundland through lives shaped by the Atlantic Ocean which represents separation and connection alike.
Through a process of scheduled walks in the natural environment, we will work with each participant in capturing their connection to place and the shared ocean. We aim to involve participants whose lives are particularly shaped by the sea such as fishermen, artists, sea swimmers, lighthouse keepers… Participants’ stories and insights will be interwoven in an audio-visual work, recording individual and shared connections of living on the edge. Participants will also act as guides in determining locations for field recording, photography and filming in a process of re-mapping the territory that is close to them.
We expect participants to be involved in at least two sessions, an informal conversation followed by a walk of their choice. Both sessions will be recorded (audio and video) and materials will be used towards the artwork. Participants will be able to withdraw from the project at any point.
The project is of immediate benefit to participants in providing a platform for the sharing of their connection to site and to initiate group dialogue across both regions. This dialogue is of particular relevance in 2022 in marking Irish immigration to Newfoundland and the influence manifested in language, music and religion. The work is intended for public display in both locations and online and the artists will disseminate the work through public talks.
To participate fill in a short online form here!