Update September 10th 2020
Due to COVID organisers will present Faoi Rún online as a film by Joe Lee documenting installations in the landscape. The film will be available from October 30. The self-directed element of the project will come later in the year.
Faoi Rún is a series of site-specific artworks and interviews with local residents set on the Ros Muc peninsula tracing the interplay between landscape, climate and culture. Inis Mór artist Seán Ó Flaithearta’s Drowned Sky portraits pay homage to Ros Muc personages. Composed of bog and weather, it echoes the patterns of seasonal turloughs, referencing the ingenuity of traditional ways of working within and with the natural landscape.
This is a self-directed project download map HERE
Merging the physical and virtual landscapes, digital media artist Paul Kinsella explores the simultaneous alternatives of Ros Muc’s past, present and future to highlight the tension between the seeming permanence and mutability of place.
Note: Be aware that some of the sites have no vehicular access and are on rough terrain, walking shoes recommended.
Partners: School of Physics, NUI Galway. Buíochas le/thanks to pobal Ros Muc.