With artist Michael Holly and special guest Des Egan
Saturday 23rd June, 4pm
Riverbank Arts Centre
In May of this year, artist Michael Holly walked the length of the M7 Motorway, from the Naas interchange to the Rathroe roundabout outside Limerick City, weaving along the secondary roads, the country lanes, the underpasses and overpasses of this monumental and significant piece of Irish infrastructure. He carried a tent, a video camera, a sound recorder and a walking stick, observing the M7 and the surrounding areas that are dominated by its presence.
The project combines the conceptual art practice of psychogeography with the documentary filmmaking technique of sensory ethnography to make a video installation that aims to bring you inside the psyche of the M7 and the areas that it runs through.
The presentation on May 23rd will explain the artistic practices of Psychogeography and Sensory Ethnography as they apply to the M7 project with examples of previous work and examples of other artists, filmmakers and writers who use walking as a central part of the creative process. We will also discuss local stories and perspective with Kildare –based poet Des Egan.