mercedes fire.mobile summer school, ireland, 2011.
20th – 28th august 2010
multiple venues, ireland
Mercedes Fire is a themed summer school for contemporary artists. This year’s focus is the concept of monumentality and its relationship to a fast changing society. In response to an open call it invites artists from across the world to come to Ireland for eight days of touring workshops, gallery visits and guest lectures. Mercedes Fire offers the opportunity to develop new work and to network with well-known specialists in the field.
Mercedes Fire raises questions on how an event, history, person or ideology can be represented in the name of a public. Has the age of permanent sculpture past? How does society represent itself and its values through public sculpture? What would a monument for the future look like?
artists: Samantha Donnelly, Megan Broadmeadow, Helen de Main.
guest fellows and contributors: Angela Fulcher, James O' hAodha, Carl Giffney, Mark Clare, Paul Timoney, Matt Packer, Eamonn Maxwell, Joseph Noonan Ganley, Sam Keogh, Kate Strain, Etaoin Holahan, Clodagh Kenny, Eilís Lavelle.
Curated by: The Good Hatchery- Ruth E Lyons, Claire Feeley