Earth Rising, IMMA’s new Eco Art Festival, presents over 70 contributors, artist commissions, talks, workshops, Seed STUDIO and showcases a stunning Built to Disappear eco pavilion sponsored by Lioncor and designed by Reddy Architecture + Urbanism. Over the three days, Earth Rising will plant the seeds of sustainability, enabling audiences of all ages to participate, discuss, experiment, and innovate. The festival, which focuses on citizens assembly, brings together a wide variety of eco artists, practitioners and activists from across the island of Ireland. An eclectic live music line up and a variety of food stalls will add to the energetic atmosphere on site promising an engaging and enjoyable free day out for everyone.
Central to the festival is the Built to Disappear project, a new site-specific pavilion, titled Éirigh, located in the IMMA Courtyard. Éirigh is the result of a dynamic partnership between Lioncor and Reddy Architecture + Urbanism to create a unique gathering space that uses environmentally conscious approaches to materials and assembly that highlight the relationship between the environment, art, architecture and construction.
A combination of over 70 unique contributions and interventions will take place over IMMA’s 48-acre site. Architects, storytellers, biologists, performers, designers, musicians and film makers will combine inspiring artistic interventions and civic exploration of eco-creativity, with workshops, talks and events.
IMMA Talks brings together the festivals thought leadership platform, exploring the big issues and challenges of the day. Key note talks will be given by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, author, consultant and entrepreneur who is building the Low Carbon Design Institute and Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden, Why Our Minds Need the Wild.
Artist commissions include Kind Words Can Never Die, a visually stunning new site-specific installation created by artist Navine G. Dossos for the IMMA Courtyard; an immersive sonic installation by Em’kal Eyongakpa in the Formal Gardens; and the idiosyncratic seating structures found across the site, titled Y O U N G F O S S I L, created by Forerunner.
Seed STUDIO will open its doors over the three days to showcase research, practices and projects which have formed Seed STUDIO activities over the last six months. A schedule of activities will include screenings of Emoe’s latest project Classroom in the Sun, a Seed STUDIO Reading with Niall Mac Coitir and an open Studio for those curious to find out more about Seed STUDIO.
Earth Rising is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and is presented in partnership with Lioncor.
– Earth Rising is an outdoor event so please wear appropriate clothing.
– We encourage visitors to make their way to IMMA via bicycle, walking or public transport, please visit Getting to IMMA for further details.
– All events work on a first come basis and there is also a large amount of drop-in events throughout each day.
– There will be a variety of food stalls including The Flying Dog, The Salt Project and The Salty Buoy.