A group of 15 to 20 people will be enrolled on a 3 day workshop over 3 weeks on aspects of Cork’s local history and archives of the 1918 – 1922 period and touching on the preceding 400 years back to 1618. The workshop will encourage critical and creative thinking on this key period of our history.
Those enrolled will choose an archival collection/document from the collections and will help to present its contents and context to the group. Participants will create a written response to the chosen document, giving voice to what our local history and archives mean to them and to our City. These responses will be placed online. An Archivist and a Historian will preselect items for the participants to choose from. The historian is Aine Sheehan.
The commission includes two individual artist responses to the project: Brian Mac Domhnaill and Marianne Keating. The artists will attend the workshops with the participants and spend 2 days in residence at the Archives to gain an understanding of the collections held and work undertaken there. Following that the artists will each create a response based on the work of the group, the chosen documents and historical and archival themes discovered in the workshop, and discussions with the group. Keating is planning a video piece, and Mac Domhnaill photographs.
The final work will be permanently located at the City Archives
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.