Transit Gateway 9 / Flux

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A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler

Mapping Phase 9: Dublin Port 2017 and Beyond / FLUX

Event was held at the following time, date and location:

Friday, 20 October 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 (IST)

City Location: 18:00

The LAB Gallery
1 Foley Street
Dublin 1

Port Location: 19:30
Terminal 1 of Dublin Port

“Dublin Port 2017 / Flux” was the ninth and final seminar completing this series, and Silvia Loeffler invited three fellow artists who have been working for lengthy amounts of time on documenting Dublin Port in their own very unique way, and who presented their personal port perspective. We hope that you enjoyed this discussion of Dublin Port in its relation to contemporary arts practice and work that cares for our maritime environment.

Speaker panel:

Moira Sweeney (artist)

Sheelagh Broderick (artist)

Cliona Harmey (artist)

Please note that this seminar included a coach trip down to Terminal 1 to launch the exhibition of Silvia’s completed Transit Gateway map installation.

You can view the final seminar podcast here: TG 9 @ the LAB and in Dublin Port

The Transit Gateway seminars were part of a wider public engagement programme for Port Perspectives 2017. They were funded by Dublin Port Company and the LAB Gallery. Dublin Port’s 2017 Port Perspectives / Engagement Programme has been developed in collaboration with Dublin City Council, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, UCD School of Architecture, National College of Art and Design, Irish Architecture Foundation, Create [the National Collaborative Arts Agency] and Business to Arts.

Speakers Bio:

With a background in experimental cinema, Moira Sweeney has honed her storytelling skills in the world of broadcast documentary. She therefore brings a distinctive creative approach to the worlds of music, art and social or personal history. Moira’s work has been broadcast on RTÉ, BBCNI, TG4, Channel 4 and ZDF and has been nominated for best documentary at the Boston Irish Film Festival, the Irish Film and Television Academy and Radharc Awards. Her experimental films have received numerous Arts Council awards and have achieved recognition with international avant garde tours such as the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Signs of the Times. They have been screened at key film festivals including London, Melbourne, Berlin, Dublin and Edinburgh as well as at avant garde events such as the Yokohamo, New York Super 8 and Toronto Experimental Film Forums.

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Sheelagh Broderick is an artist, researcher and writer. She positions her work in the everyday addressing the question of how we can collectively respond to the conditions of our time and place with affirmative and generative gestures. Her practice develops through processes of social engagement using the vernacular materials, practices and spaces of everyday life. She is 2015 graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media (GradCAM) where her practice based research concerned arts practices in healthcare settings. Selected awards include Port Perspectives (2017), Arts Council Visual Arts Project Award with art manoeuvres (2017), Create Artist in the Community Research and Development Award (2008 & 2015) and (2009 & 2015) Create Artist in the Community Project Realisation Award (2009 & 2015). She has also worked as a mentor for the Create Artist in the Community Research and Development Award and for other artist projects. She is an extern at Crawford College of Art, Cork Institute of Technology.

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Cliona Harmey is an artist. Her work is often inspired by accounts, artefacts and the forms of early technological inventions/communication technologies. In 2015, Harmey produced Dublin Ships, a temporary public commission using shipping information which was located at the Scherzer Bridge at North Wall Quay in Dublin. More recently she worked with aemi on “port|river|city”, a programme of artists films and commissions. Other recent projects include “Block and Receive”, Butler Gallery (which included two films shot at Hawlbowline Naval Base), and “Phoenix Rising” at the Hugh Lane Gallery. Many of Harmey’s works combine sculpture and technology.

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Dr Silvia Loeffler is an artist, researcher and educator in Visual Culture. She was the organiser of the Transit Gateway seminars, funded by Dublin Port Company, and run in close collaboration with the LAB. This seminar series ended in October 2017 and is part of Silvia’s artistic cartography ‘Transit Gateway: A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port’.