bodies, landscapes, homes – Galway Dance Days with Art Geography Ireland

I will be presenting a talk and screening of a selection of my films at the Galway Dance Days, May 16-18, 2013

I will be presenting a talk and screening a selection of my films from my ongoing project The Hollywood Diaries, about seeing and tending the forest toward deep sustainability at the Galway Dance Days, part of the 45th anniversary celebrations at the Convention of Irish Geographers conference, May 16-18, 2013. Photo: natural regenerating forests seen on a Netherlands forest study trip, Cathy Fitzgerald, 2010.

“Living as we do in the time of the great global warming, when the pursuit of private property denies communal claims, and when the reckless corruption of the few meets the immiseration of the many, the connections between bodies, between bodies and places, and between bodies, landscapes, homes and communities need to be rethought and re-emphasised. Galway Dance Days with Art&Geography Ireland gives us a space to do just that.”

Screen Shot 2013-05-13 at 10.13.29I’m really looking forward to attending and presenting my forest project at the upcoming Galway Dance Days-Art & Geography conference later this week.

The Space&Place/Ómós Áite research networks and the Galway Dancer in Residence are organising a special series of papers, sessions, conversations, workshops, discussion panels and performances.

Featuring La Veronal (Spain), Elena Giannotti (Italy), Fitzgerald & Stapleton (Irl) in association with Art & Geography Ireland at 45th Conference of Irish Geographers – inciting reflection, listening & learning across the fields of art and geography.

There are lots of presentations, dance events, arts workshops and films. Download the full program here

This event is a paralled event to the 45th conference of Irish Geographers. The theme for their overall 2013 Geography conference isTransformative Geographies: Critical Reflections on Environment, Sustainability and Governmentality’, themes that central to my own work.

I’m presenting in a session on Socially/Ecologically practices this Friday morning but do check the brochure’ there is a huge range of cultural works and presentations relating to how we imagine, live and relate to the places in which we dwell:

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Art&Geography Ireland: Organised by Ríonach Ní Néill, the Galway Dancer in Residence, Karen E. Till and Gerry Kearns, Space&Place, Department of Geography, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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