Wanted | Participants for The Human Archive Project, by Nicola Anthony

Do you feel displaced in Ireland? Artist Nicola Anthony and the Centre for Creative Practices are seeking migrants, newcomers, refugees or those who identify as ‘other’ within Ireland, to have their stories featured in an artwork to be unveiled on Dublin Culture Night.

The Human Archive Project maps life stories and different types of life experience by inviting the public to anonymously share their testimonies. These are then transformed into text sculptures which are exhibited around the world.

Artist Nicola Anthony is interested in talking to people who have journeyed to get to Ireland, to explore how their identity and sense of place has changed in this migration process. You can talk with her directly by contacting nicola@nicolaanthony.co.uk, or submit your story anonymously online at www.humanarchiveproject.com. There are no right or wrong answers, no obligations and no restrictions on what you want to say.

“My artwork tells the stories of people who live life on the border – be that the edge of a geography, an identity, or even time. Sometimes we lose our grasp of the time or space which we occupy: we become displaced or disconnected as we start a new chapter.”

The resulting sculptures will be unveiled on Dublin Culture Night in September 2019, and participants are invited to join the big unveiling. All the donated stories will be added to the online archive on the portal of Human Archive Project. Previous sculptures from this series have been showcased at Singapore Art Museum, the National Design Centre, and around the world.

Notes: This is not a paid opportunity, and is an opportunity to become part of Nicola’s artwork and research archive, rather than an opportunity to submit your own artwork.

More about the artist Nicola Anthony: nicolaanthony.co.uk/about/

More about the curators and organiser at Centre for Creative Practices: cfcp.ie/

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