ECO SHOWBOAT at CARRYBRIDGE

ECO SHOWBOAT at CARRYBRIDGE

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Carrybridge

Carrybridge

Enniskillen

BT94 5NF

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Visual artist Diane Henshaw and actor Paddy McEneaney talk about local environmental issues and their collaboration with the Eco Showboat

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THE ECO SHOWBOAT EXPEDITION 2022

ARTISTS UNDERTAKE SOLAR POWERED EXPEDITION ON THE SHANNON TO SPARK CLIMATE ACTION THROUGH THE ARTS

The Eco Showboat Mayfly expedition is a four month arts voyage from Limerick to Enniskillen on the Mayfly, the flagship of the Eco Showboat project, and the first solar electric boat to make this journey.

On Sunday 21st August the Mayfly will dock at Carrybridge for the last stop of our 2022 river expedition. You are invited to join us for this wonderful afternoon of art, conversation and workshop.

14:30

CONVERSATION with DIANE HENSHAW and PADDY McENEANEY

Visual artist Diane Henshaw and actor Paddy McEneaney are seeking in their collaboration to explore the correlation of contemporary drawing and corporal mime through the prism of industrialisation of the ancient landscape of the region which is host to a Geopark and a broad greenbelt both of which is under threat due to proposals for industrial mining and fracking.

Joined by local militants for ecological transformation, they talk about the work they have been doing together for the Eco Showboat project.

15:30

THE SCIENCE OF PLACE

Performance

Daine Henshaw | Paddy McEneaney | Michael Cummins | Valerie Whitworth

Live Interactive sound and light drawing with Diane Henshaw & Michael Cummins with open performance by Patrick McEneaney of Exit does Theatre and sound performance by Valerie Whitworth in association with the invited artists and the public.

All afternoon:

SLOW LOOKING

Workshop with the Eco Showboat artists

Cleary and Connolly believe that learning begins with looking. Looking closely at things - for the purposes of observation and accurate documentation, or just for the simple pleasure of engaging your mind with the world - affords a deeper learning experience by fixing attention and setting up a remarkably complex and active investigation that begins with the eye and progressively engages the whole mind. The Slow Looking workshop invites you to use a range of simple viewing devices - bug boxes and magnifying glasses - to observe closely samples of biodiversity found on site, and to draw these using the materials provided, in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to conversation.

5PM

RIVER MOVIE - First Scenes

Screening

River Movie will record the first expedition of the Mayfly - a series of encounters with artists, activists and scientists as we travel upriver from Limerick to Enniskillen, discovering the beauty of the Shannon and the Erne waterways, exploring scientific and artistic ideas for how we can save this environment from everything that threatens it today - pollution, invasive and endangered species, climate change… Using a 4k drone, a 4k gimbal camera, an IR camera and other devices for macro-photography and sound recording, River Movie will document a unique collaboration of art and science addressing the great problem of our time.

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