In October 2013 I attended the Profitable Artists Bootcamp at CFCP in Dublin. NYFA; the New York Foundation for the Arts run these bootcamps for artist in the US and this was the first time it was run in Ireland. CFCP ran the course in conjunction with NYFA. After the course a group of the participating artists decided to stet an artists collective to support one another and to collaborate on creative projects. idir was born from this collective. NYFA invited idir for a grip show in 2014 ad below are some images and descriptions of our collaboration and work that we exhibited.
What happens when sixteen visual artists, two sculptors, a performance poet, a writer, a musician, a singer, a performance artist and an actor / producer meet in a room in Ireland? Between them they decide to collaborate, to join talents and move their art into spheres they haven’t explored before. Between them they set up the first intercultural, cross disciplinary artistic collaborative to come out of Ireland …in 2014. And they call themselves: ‘idir’ – from the gaelic for ‘between’ …signifying collaboration between artists, between cultures, between countries and continents.
This October 2014 they are invited by the New York Foundation For The Arts ( NYFA.org ) to tour their work to DUMBO, NY for a four month exhibition. Please join us on 9th October 6-9pm with Hozier for the opening of the New York exhibition.
Group Ego Trip 1 curated by David C. Terry
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (F train York St Subway)
9th October 2014 – 30th January 2015