The objective of this opportunity was to support an artist to develop their arts and health practice and explore remote ways of work with older people at home, linked to the Brinign Art Home project.
An open call out took place and Ida Mitirani from Beara was the successful applicant. Ida took up studio residency at Uillinn from 29 September to 6 November. She worked with Mentor Sarah Ruttle and was supported by Programme Manager Justine Foster to devise and deliver a postal project for 8 older people at home.
Ida Mitrani concerns and interests are influenced by concepts and theories of plant culture in the current environmental crisis, including plant blindness, post-naturalism and hybrid material. The creative process explores the relationship and the interaction between humans, plants and technology, and looks at the function and meaning of weeds in today’s society.
By focusing on our changing environment and the future of our land during the current ecological crisis, Ida Mitrani invited the participants to explore local plants and their benefits through a creative process and discussions. Each participant received a package including various materials to explore creative ideas and experiment with colour, mixed media while reflecting on their relationship with nature.
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