Interface, together with the Inagh Valley Trust, has undertaken an ambitious restoration of surrounding forestry to native woodland. The vision is to achieve continuous cover, the ideal state for native woodland. Following advice from ecologists, a felling licence has been applied for with plans to fell 37 acres of Sitka spruce and replace it with managed native woodland. This will be one of the largest projects of its kind in Ireland to date.
Interface are inviting a group of artists and musicians to produce work in response to this exciting project. They are inviting expressions of interest at this stage and it is very open how artists can respond, they will be expected to visit the forest, brainstorm and potentially collaborate.
In October, as part of Sea Week 2020, they propose a week-long symposium at Interface in order to launch this project. The artists will meet with an ecologist to explore the environment as it exists today. Issues that might be covered include natural heritage, current lack of biodiversity, acid run-off and existing ecosystems; impacts on surrounding water courses, lakes and relationship with marine life.
The artists involved will, over the years, have the unique opportunity to trace a project of serious ecological change: transition from dense monocultural environment through clear-felling to new growth and the establishment of a biodiverse native woodland.
€400 budget is what each of the selected artists will be paid to participate: to include all of the artists expenses – materials, transport of work, travel but accommodation will be supplied separately.
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