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Accenda la luce, nasce l’ombra
(2020/21)
Composite wall piece consisting of 72 sections with embossed and printed lettering using letterpress type and book binding press (read more).

Loss of connectivity and nostalgia for past encounters and associations can lead to feelings of isolation and vulnerability. At the same time, shared life experiences creates a new social equality that connects us even though we’re kept apart.


 

Time lapse video ‘Desert Rose’ is from a series I created for my exhibition ‘Earth is Calling’ at the Crypt just over a year ago. I’m sharing as I think it’s appropriate for these times.

My fascination with lichens and algae goes back many years. Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla) grows in the Mexican desert and is known as a 'resurrection plant' due to its ability to survive desiccation.
The video which explores ideas of evolution, sustainability, preservation and survival in difficult circumstances, combines two contradictory elements relating to the climate change debate - ice and desert. I'm also looking at notions of aesthetics and fragility - beauty both in terms of its ability to mask and mislead, and its power to persuade and promote ideas in a positive way.

Selaginella lepidophylla sample courtesy of Ildiko Meny
Music was created by Jonathan Lambert and video edited with the help of John O'Leary

 

I’ve now launched my selling platform on Big Cartel.
The selection will be updated on a regular basis and includes artwork
from different periods with background information.


https://irmairsara.bigcartel.com

Due to the current situation my upcoming events and exhibitions
have been cancelled or postponed, including those listed below.
Please check back for updates.
I look forward to seeing you all in the not-too-distant future.

EARTH IS CALLING touring exhibition
ENGINE HOUSE
Walthamstow Wetlands

1 - 30 September

INDEPENDENT HOTELS FAIR - CONCEPT LAB
OLYMPIA LONDON
4 - 5 October 2020

ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF MICROSCOPY (QUEKEX)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
October 2020

   

VOICEMAG.UK
Interview with Irma Irsara, creator of "Earth is Calling" and visual artist
by Sienna James

"Earth is Calling is an emotional response to environmental changes, shifting boundaries and transformation using fibre art paper pulp works, time-lapse and micro time-lapse video works."

read the interview

EARTH IS CALLING
Infinite Possibilities in the Observation of Changes

CRYPT GALLERY
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BA  
23 Oct - 3 Nov 2019, 11am - 7pm

Exhibition of fibre art, installation, microscopy, digital / timel-based video works, light and sound - aimed to challenge, alter perceptions and encourage critical reflection on issues surrounding envionmental concerns, in particular, micro fibre plastics and it's current and future implications

I will be working with others - composer/musician and lighting engineer - to explore areas of common interest as well as talking to a number of people from the scientific community. The project also has an outreach componant with primary school children (Netley Primary) and families (Alexandra Park).

ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF MICROSCOPY (QUEKEX)

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Saturday 5th October 2019

Display of photographs and family-oriented demonstrations
in the foyer of the Flett Theatre

MONSTER SOUP 2019

Clip from time-lapse video work created for Totally Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore exhibition at the Bargehouse. Music by Jonathan Lambert.

Next chance to see the full video 23 Oct - 3 Nov 2019 at the Crypt Gallery (see above)

 

FORAGERS OF THE FORESHORE
Presented by Totally Totally Thames 2019

THE BARGEHOUSE
Barge House Street, SE1 9PH  Tue 24 - Sun 29 Sep 2019, 11am - 6pm

Curated by Florence Evans, Foragers of the Foreshore will feature photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles, and a chance to meet Mudlarker in Residence Nicola White. Plus see spectacular work by artists who use mudlark finds in very unusual ways including: Julia Fullerton-Batten, Raewyn Harrison, Susi Arnott & Crispin Hughes, Kit Harwood, Irma Irsara, Anna Borzello, Monika Buttling-Smith, Jesse Wolpert and Ashleigh Fisk, more details to be announced.

PULPWORKS

MÖBELHAUS WILLINGER
Wörthstr. 32, 81667 München, Germany
June - September 2019

NETLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL
Outreach event for R & D phase of the curent project
6 June 2019
Artist talk and workshops with Year 6 classes looking at microfiber plastic
and how artists can use their work to draw attention to environmental issues

ALEXANDRA PARK OUTREACH EVENT

Family Outreach event at Alexandra Park
with Quekett Club and Friends of Alexandra Park
looking at bugs, diatoms and synthetic fibres
27 May 2019

   

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