Immram has been developed as an art manoeuvres project on Long Island in response to the provocation;



Immram is an art manoeuvres collaboration with Marianne Adams, Jennifer Corcoran, Moze Jacobs, Brendan McCormack, Eleanor Murray, & Peter Tadd. Drone video by Colin Hickey Orchid Pictures. Read the review at Circa Art Magazine

Meet at Baltimore Pier at 12.45pm to board the Dún Angus.

Return to Baltimore Pier at 8.30pm approx.

What is an Island? is an artistic research event that explores the concept of Archipelagic Thinking through embedded artistic practices within a unique pedagogical programme. Developed by Martinique poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant (1928-2011) Archipelagic Thinking is a concept which defines the thinking of composite, peripheral, “hybrid cultures”. Led by the single question: What is an Island?, three local artists have been commissioned to respond from one of the three islands in the West Cork Archipelago, they are: Mona O Driscoll (Sherkin Island), Tess Leak (Heir island) and art manoeuvres (Long Island). While each of the artist’s responses to this question will be on display for the entirety of the Skibbereen Arts Festival, on Monday 30 July, they will be linked by a performative, pedagogical, ferry journey.

What is an Island? has been developed by BAVA: Dublin School of Creative Arts (DIT/GradCAM) with CREATE: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.

Please wear shoes/boots and clothes suitable for a field trip – expect long grass, rough ground and mud, so please dress accordingly. Heir and Long Islands are accessed via ladder to the pier. No wheelchair access. No dogs allowed.

Lectures en route

Pat Tanner: What is a Boat? / Baltimore Pier > Sherkin Island

Dr. Jonathan Pugh: Island Relation and the Anthropocene / Sherkin Island

Prof. Mick Wilson: Art and the Archipelagic Imaginary / Sherkin Island > Long Island

Emer Deane (Diplomat) Director of Ireland’s Brexit Team in Ireland’s Embassy to the EU / Continental Thinking: A Report On Brexit (Long Island > Heir Island)

Prof. Richard Kearney: Final Summation (Heir Island > Baltimore Pier)