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ECO SHOWBOAT at Enniskillen

ECO SHOWBOAT at Enniskillen

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Carrybridge

Carrybridge

Enniskillen

BT94 5NF

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Talk with Fermanagh based artists Diane Henshaw and Paddy McEneaney

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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

THE SCIENCE OF PLACE

Visual artist Diane Henshaw and actor Paddy McEneaney are seeking in their collaboration to express the spirit of dinnṡeanċas in a modern idiom, as a cognitive mapping of the environment through various forms of artistic engagement.

A modern Irish-English dictionary translates the word dinnṡeanċas as topography (the science of place), but its etymology is more complex. The term originally referred to an ancient genre of mythological geography that gave a poetic account of place (an eminent site or locale); sean means old, and is associated with the figure of the seanchaí or local storyteller, the keeper of lore and memory; and cas means to twist. Poetically, the word suggests the twisting together of strands of collective memory of place perhaps forming a single narrative core (in a more visual idiom), a tapestry weaving together place and people, memory and experience, history and present desire.

5PM

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.

6PM

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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