“The Walks” in the historic heart of Loughrea the location of a unique site-specific installation, Through Thinning Landscapes.
Through Thinning Landscapes, which takes place from 18 September to 10 October, aims to create an awareness-shifting experience for the individual: to provide a mandate for empathy with all stakeholders with whom we share our environment. Through experience, the installation wishes to draw attention to the loss of the richness of life in the Irish landscape and to inspire people to take action to resolve urgent biospherical issues. Opening on Culture Night, the installation will be in place until 10 October for people to visit.
In Whittled Away, Pádraic Fogarty describes Irish wildlife as having ‘been squeezed into . . . thin ribbons of treelines and hedgerows’. In this installation, Through Thinning Landscapes, grass monocultures dominate and loom over a narrow corridor through which there is just enough space to move. The individual moves through these thinning corridors for Irish wildlife, confronted by their loss. At the far end of the installation is a mirror, positioning the individual as a responsible agent within the complex systems of an environmental crisis.
A Dialogue: BothAnd Group and Pádraic Fogarty, moderated by Frank Monahan.
In dialogue with BothAnd Group and author and ecologist Pádraic Fogarty hosted by Frank Monahan exploring issues of landscape design, biodiversity loss, individual responsibility and architecture’s role as agency.
A Dialogue is an online event live-streamed from Loughrea Library at 5pm and will be available as a podcast after the event. Link to watch HERE