The Place Project is a student-directed research project devised for first-year BA Art IADT in collaboration with IMMA. This project introduces students to practical speculative enquiry in response to a specific place and location.
The Place Project began in 2008 as a site-specific project focusing on IMMA. Students responded to IMMA as museum, institution, public space, historical site, architectural space, cartographical point, route, environment, etc. The Place Project has evolved into a comprehensive self-directed research project, incorporating peer and professional led-learning, professional mentoring, public presentations of active research on site and public exhibition. Using IMMA as place, students have developed research projects, creating artistic outcomes within the artists’ studios, the Museum building and the grounds.
In the light of restrictions due to Covid-19 the Place Project has extended from the site of IMMA to diverse locations within 5 kilometres of each individual student, expanding out and including more than 40 artistic responses to 40 sites across Ireland. This involved online input from IMMA staff in relation to site-specific and site responsive practice.
From April 19 – 26 an exhibition of site-specific and site-responsive works and projects can be accessed online and via QR codes available at each location. To access The Place Project exhibition click here.
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