Workshop: A Purposeful Drift Through the City
Date: 5th November
Visual artist Ciara Rodgers invites you to embody the more sensory based aspects of city streets through photography, writing and drawing actions. Ciara will introduce ideas and the role that psychogeography plays in her practice.
Psychogeography describes the effect of a geographical location on the emotions and behaviour of individuals, with special attention to architecture and shared public spaces, through a series of short urban walks and sketchbook exercises, participants will experience the city as artist cartographers.
This event is in reponse to a city of beautiful nonsense, currently on show in Studio 12. More info here.
About the Artist
Ciara Rodgers is a visual artist based in Cork City, Ireland,a member of Backwater Artists Group with a BA and an MA in Art from MTU Crawford college of Art and Design.
Working in a variety of media including drawing, photography, performance and installation, Ciara often takes site specifical space as her starting point. She deals with themes such as memory, nostalgia, ruins, failure, restrictions, and freedoms with narratives borrowed from philosophical theory or fictional worlds often underpinning her research. Elevating defunct, forgotten or ignored spaces, structures and objects to a higher level of appreciation, fieldwork and walking the city are an integral part of her practice.
Images of event here