The International Seminar for the development of Street Arts | FRESH STREET#3 presents a diverse and imaginative artistic programme.

In January 2019, the ISACS Network in partnership with Galway 2020 launched an open call for artistic presentations in response to the theme ‘Place and Identity’ for this years FRESH STREET#3, being held in Galway.

Over 120 applications from all over the world were received. A massive thanks is extended towards the dedicated selection panel of Ciaran Walsh – Culture Ireland, Tanja Ruiter – Circostrada & HH Producties and Craig Flaherty of Galway 2020 who trawled through each application in detail.

We are very proud to present the following:

Our Hands by Vicky Malin (UK)

Uncover the possibilities, stories and perceptions of your hands through an encounter with artist Vicky Malin. Using simple manual tasks and conversation, we reflect on our identity via our hands. Take a fresh look at what feels unique and what seems to connect us to each other? Each encounter lasts approximately 10 minutes, for 1 to 6 people and promises to be very special.

The Ship of Destiny by LUXE (Ireland)

Ship of Destiny is a landscape spectacle that brings audience and performers together and takes them on a journey bringing fire to where the land, the sea and the sky meet. Ship of Destiny’s visual journey is a soul quest, and in the tradition of the Imramh seeks to align the three realities - this physical reality, the inner landscape and the otherworlds.

Streets of Galway, exact route tbc | 22nd May, 22:00 | FREE

New Territories by Deana Kolenčíková (Czech Republic / Slovakia)

Deana questions the knowledge, perception and imagination of the audience and participants through drawing a map of Ireland and identifying their own individual current position. These drawings, subconsciously question our identity and political viewpoint of the world, which will in turn form a temporary installation on Inis Oírr.

Inis Oírr, exact location tbc | 23rd May, 11:00 | FREE

Remnants by Turas Theatre Collective (Ireland)

Remnants is a moving and powerful presentation on the theme of displacement. Using soundscape, physical theatre and movement it tells a visually spectacular and enthralling tale of three characters whose lives have been disrupted and who find themselves alone and homeless. The story interweaves the characters’ fragile pasts with their hope for the future in a beautifully choreographed performance.

Inis Oírr, exact location tbc | 23rd May, 18:00 | FREE

‘ One sink, two float’ by Studio Eclipse (Belgium)

The audience takes their place at the edge of the water. On the water is a platform. Two dancers take the audience with them into their own world, where other realities are constructed, above and below the surface of the water.
The water as unknown, depth, subconscious lets things float or sink. On this thin membrane between top and bottom one is taken into a surreal and visual story.  This piece reimagines the place that artistic work should inhabit, creating a world beyond our Terra Firma!

The Claddagh Basin, Galway | 24th May, 17:45 | FREE

In addition to the above, another call was held for an Artists in Residence programme in partnership with Áras Eanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr. The selected artists are:

Kate Boschetti and Liam Wilson (Italy / Scotland)

Kate and Liam—artists in residence with Áras Éanna Arts Centrewill live and immerse themselves entirely on the island for the month of May, creating a site responsive, fresh piece of work for and with the island and its people. Enjoy their first showing of this work-in-progress, which continues to explore the themes of place and identity.

Inis Oírr, exact location tbc | 23rd May, 15:00 | FREE