Asyou may remember, in 2020 we held a call out for artists to take time out on Inis Oirr, in partnership with the Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne and we received a huge response from artists near and far.
However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the residency could not take place when we had originally planned. So we are now delighted to announce that one year on, we are finally able to bring the selected artists to the island this October.
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
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.