Galway 2020 presents


by Louise Manifold, in partnership with the Marine Institute, French Embassy in Ireland, Commissioners of Irish Lights
DATE 11 September – 11 October
LOCATION Inis Oírr / Galway County

Aerial/Sparks is an interdisciplinary art project exploring radio connectivity and its relationship to ocean space.

Since 2017, artists have been developing work from the experience of their time at sea on board the Marine Institute’s research vessel the RV Celtic Explorer.

One of the most unique features of the vessel is that it is acoustically silent, making it one of the quietest vessels in the world while it transits through water. The commissioned artists have been invited to create compelling and immersive stand-alone artworks for broadcast, presented on the Island of Inis Oírr in 2020.

Participating artists include; Ailís Ní Ríain, Magz Hall, David Stalling, Robertina Šebjanič , Kevin Barry, Carol Anne Connolly and Kennedy Browne. Project partners include The Marine Institute, Galway Arts Centre, Commissioners of Irish Lights and Aras Éanna, Inis Oírr.

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