Threading Place launch
Join the Threading Place team: the photographer, Finn Richards; the architects Phoebe Brady and Sarah Doheny from Cineál Place, and sociologist Dr. Nikki Dunne, as they discuss various aspects of the project, from inception and theme, to production and build.
Taking place in Wicklow Town Library from 6pm, this in conversation will launch Threading Place, a site-specific visual-art project.
Through the mediums of photography and public space, Threading Place uncovers the varied interpersonal connections that form the backbone of rural communities in Co. Wicklow. Further, it discovers the relationships to place that are vital to their well-being.
The project charts the interpersonal connections that exist in the county: a person is photographed in a location in Wicklow that is important to them. They then nominate a ‘connection’ of theirs, who is subsequently photographed in their chosen special place. A sonic record and interview is also taken at each site. The thread continues until the project has documented five people, all of whom are connected in different ways. This is repeated three times, to develop a body of work covering 14 people.
The outdoor exhibition is staged in three public spaces in Wicklow Town - the Black Castle, Barrow Green and at the beginning of the Murrow River Walk. Viewers can engage with the photography, visually and sonically. The exhibition is experienced by walking through the town, discovering the portraits and by listening to a sonic composition at each site (via QR code).