Event Launch - Water Paths a Socially Engaged Community Ecology Project on Kings Island
Launching November 4th at 1.30pm, Nicholas Street, V94 W2P1
RIVER SIGNALS with artists Chelsea Canavan & Deirdre Power is a participatory project with local communities by way of the River Shannon. The artist’s response - a series of uniquely designed flags - merging community ecology and scientific data - where the relations between citizens’ science and creative practice enables new possibilities. The flags form a visual display on the island that stands proudly from the sea.
The design of the flags adapts imaginative outcomes from the Signals from a River workshops. These workshops generate a platform for shared conversation around the cultural and ecological heritage of riverine communities. The collection of water data and local river stories merge with histories and the politics of space. This knowledge is adapted into a process that creates patterns, visual semaphore, and weaves new narratives relating to our sense of place.
Artists Chelsea Canavan & Deirdre Powers’ collaborative practice focuses on developing relations with communities exploring shared narratives around our rivers and seas. The projects engage community ecology through water heritage and culture, framed within sustainable and traditional ecosystems unfolding in the everyday.
River Signals will be visible on Nicholas street from 20 October 2021.
The Project will have a brief launch by Cllr. Daniel Butler, Mayor of Limerick on Thursday, November 4th at 1:30pm outside the Alms Houses on Nicholas Street, V94 W2P1.