Hinterland is a multi-disciplinary collaboration* involving over 50 artists from a wide range of disciplines coming together from Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown. The project began with an open call to artists active in the DLR area. Over 50 artists applied and were matched into pairs and trios.
For 2019 the project theme is Dun Laoghaire–Rathdown and its environs, hence the title Hinterland. However, all creatives have their own inner hinterland too – as such, the title can be interpreted in the broadest sense.
Hinterland aims to stimulate interdisciplinary conversations among members of different practices and in so doing, produce new hybrid works which will be stimulating, informative and educational for the wider community of DLR. The proposed project will culminate with an exhibition of over 25 new works including moving image, spoken word, installation, time based, performance, visual arts, theatre and more.
For example. A poet with a performance artist produces a poetic film/filmic poem; homeopathic plant remedies growing in the hinterland are incorporated into an artwork communicating “a civilized wilderness”; two photographers document a change in the landscape at Cherrywood, located at the foot of the Dublin Mountains; the voices of women in the hinterland are articulated in a site specific performance on the night of the opening of exhibition: three monologues of forgotten women’s stories — drawn from places such as the former Magdalene laundry, the soup kitchen and the immigrant’s hostel.
The works will be the result of unique creative collaborations between more than 50 Artnetdlr members of different disciplinary practices. The curated, free access exhibition is booked in for Eblana House, Eblana Avenue, in Dun Laoghaire from 8th-19th May 2019.
* The first ArtNetdlr members collaborative exhibition, Interaction, took place at Eblana House, Dún Laoghaire in May 2016 to great acclaim.
The Hinterland committee