National Botanic Gardens to host First EVER Sound and Light Installation
Dublin Fringe Festival and Axis: Ballymun, with the support of the Welsh Government Office in Ireland today announce a first for Dublin City with the launch of ‘Remnant Ecologies’, a dramatic large-scale light and sound experience at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin. This 1.3km night-time adventure by Welsh artist Jony Easterby will open Wednesday 21st September and runs until Sunday 25th September. This truly spectacular experience will give thousands of visitor’s exclusive access to the National Botanic Gardens after dark, for the first time in history, and is expected to attract over 4,500 people to the iconic Dublin gardens.
Easterby’s light and sound art installation is inspired by society’s evolving and complicated relationship with the natural world, with these intimate artworks exploring the cultural remnants humans have created through their love of nature in which a passion for the natural world is intertwined with anxiety for its future.
Commenting Iain Quick, Head of the Welsh Government Office in Ireland, said: “We are proud to support this Dublin Fringe Festival first as we collaborate with organisers and partners to bring the work of this incredible Welsh artist Jony Easterby to this year’s festival programme. The light and sound installation is visual splendour as Easterby interprets the intricacies of the human relationship with nature. Support and love for the arts is something that binds the Irish and Welsh nations, often through our shared cultural heritage. This exhibition is yet another example of some of the many artistic collaborations between the two countries, which we are committed to creating and fostering through our Shared Statement with the Irish Government.”
Commenting further Ruth McGowan, Artistic Director & CEO Dublin Fringe said, “Dublin Fringe Festival has a track record of transforming beloved city landmarks into arts spaces, and championing art experience after dark. Remnant Ecologies delivers on the promise of both. We are thrilled to be working with fantastic partners in National Botanic Gardens, axis: Ballymun and the Welsh Government Office in Ireland to showcase the work of extraordinary Welsh artist Jony Easterby in Dublin for the first time. This project offers audiences of all ages the opportunity to experience the city’s National Botanic Gardens as they have never seen them before.”
‘Remnant Ecologies’ runs at the National Botanic Gardens as part of Dublin Fringe Festival until 25th September. For further information or to purchase tickets visit www.fringefest.com
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