20 Sept 2013

126 present:


Friday 20th September 2013 | 6pm

Image: Gerard Dillon House

On view for Culture night at 126, in addition to 'Overland | The Ongoing', will be a short excerpt from a documentary called “The Inislacken Project" which has been made collaboratively by Jennifer Cunningham, Tim Acheson and Ray Burke.

Jennifer works in a variety of media and has won several awards for her work including the Taylor Art Award and Thomas Dammann award. Most recently she was awarded residencies in the RHA, the Tyrone Guthrie Center and Firestation studios Dublin. Tim Acheson is a visual artist based in Galway City. His practice consists of object making, video and field recording. He is currently a member of Engage Studios. Ray Burke researches, edits and presents a visual arts programme called The Artists Space on 103.2 Dublin city fm.

For several years now, Jennifer and Tim have participated on an artist residency called “The Inishlacken Project” curated by Rosie Mc Gurran. Inishlacken is a depopulated island off the coast of Roundstone in Conemara. It has been uninhabited for forty years but for a week each June, Rosie repopulates the island with artists who produce work in various media. Over 50 artists have taken part in this residency and resulting work has been shown around the world including New York and Australia.

The documentary being produced by Jennifer, Tim and Ray addresses the islands isolated beauty and its function as liminal space, separate from the mainland. The film will act as an intersection between documentary making, studio process and the natural world.