IMMA welcomes visitors to join us on Studio Street where the doors will be open to several IMMA Residency and Studio Spaces on the evenings of Thursday 29 June, 27 July and 24 August, between 6.30pm to 8pm. Located to the south of the main building, this is your chance to discover what’s happening, meet some of the artists, and delve deeper into discussions about their research and projects.
IMMA Residents include Rita Duffy, Museum of Everyone, Thaís Muniz, Rachel Fallon and ANU Productions. Supporting cultural practices and processes through this unique museum resource visitors can expect to encounter a broad range of practices pursuing enquiries and research into themes such as communities, care, citizenship, ecology, local histories, diversity, and empowerment.
For August’s open studio ANU are developing a new project with performer Matthew Williamson focusing on the closure of public back lanes of the Dublin suburb of Blanchardstown where Williamson grew up.
As a dancer and performer Williamson will present his physical movement research, scrutinising his personal experience of urban gating and the encroachment on our public space.
Showing on IMMA’s Studio Street three activations are scheduled to take place in and around studio 5 at:
Duration is 15 mins max, each free event will vary, no booking required.
This is an invitation to the opening of an envelope.
More about Rachel Fallon here
Inner Space of a Future Memory is a work-in-progress by artist Thaís Muniz, it is composed of a workshop and conversations followed by the collective construction of a performance and an installation based between the IMMA studios and the formal garden.
From 17:30 – 19:00 a private book-in workshop will take place in studio 12. The studio doors will open at 19:00 and activities will proceed to the formal gardens for a public presentation of Inner Space of a Future Memory.
More about Inner Space of a Future Memory and to book the workshop here
One workshop per participant is recommended.
More about Thaís Muniz here
Storage Worm with Ella Bertilsson and the Museum of Everyone
Storage Worm is a studio set created by Ella Bertilsson to film her new moving image works. This immersive space explores themes including collective memory, migration, home, and the housing crisis. As part of her open studio Bertilsson invites guests to her installation in studio 14, after which they are encouraged to propose an idea of an object, story or memory to add to the unique and curious environment.
Through its residency The Museum of Everyone (MOE) is facilitating several arts practices including Éireann and I’s curator and researcher Beulah Ezeugo and cultural producer Joselle Ntumba, Irish-Iraqi multidisciplinary artist Basil Al-Rawi, Indian visual artist and filmmaker Pradeep Mahadeshwar, MOE writer in residence Sandrine Uwase Ndahiro, Swedish visual artist Ella Bertilsson, Romanian visual artist and researcher Istvan Laszlo, Irish multidisciplinary visual artist Alan Phelan, Irish visual artist and educator Sarah Edmondson, Brazilian interdisciplinary artist Thaís Muniz and lead artist and curator Brendan Fox.
More about the Museum of Everyone here