ISACS will continue to support all applicants through further mentoring, connections and future opportunities. This is just the beginning of our story!!
We are very excited to have the opportunity to work on the island of Inis Oirr and wish to continue our ongoing work of integrating and responding to the environmental surroundings as part of an acrobatic piece.
We’d like to use the Island’s landscape as a springboard for acrobatics; jumping off ledges, running up walls, etc. We have an idea of creating either a show or a walkabout that is entirely site specific where we only use the surroundings to create and complete our acrobatic tricks, as the third member of our company.Henrik Gard
Having visited the island in 2016 Henrik recognised the potential there for site specific acrobatic work.
Some of the specific locations on the island that we wish to explore are the long walls leading up to the Lighthouse, the rocks around the Plassey shipwreck and the Ferryport.Henrik Gard
This residency was due to take place this October, however, as many of you will already have realised, this week’s COVID-19 restrictions have prevented ISACS from bringing these two artists to the island at this moment in time. The residency therefore will happen, but at another time. We will keep you posted of when and share with you the story of their journey. Keep watching!
Finally, we are hugely grateful to Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaine for opening their doors to street and circus artists. This programme is presented with support from the Arts Council of Ireland.