by Irma Irsara and Team London Bridge Thu 22nd Sep 2022, 12:30pm - 7pm
London Bridge Hive, 8 Holyrood Street, first floor, London,
Irsara's River Net is a time lapse video looking at the intermingling
of natural and synthetic matter,
our relationship with the materials we produce and their impact
on the river.
The accompanying sound track was created by musician and soundscape
artist Jonathan Lambert.
one day event will start with a lunchtime screening of the film
River Net after which Irma will talk
about the project
and take questions from the audience. Throughout the day, the
15 minute film
will continue to run on a loop, and Irma will be available to
engage and discuss with the public on an informal basis.
There will be a small number of her fibre art pieces on show
as well as other resources
June, Irma Irsara, contemporary Italian artist, will present
artworks at the Tabernacle Gallery on
the occasion of the summer exhibition, Intervals.
of the show, Accendo la luce, nasce lombra (2021), a
large installation work,
consisting of 72 panels and created using a dedicated papermaking
will be exhibited for the first time.Alongside this,
a selection from Irsaras recent
Water Level Series relating to ecological and environmental
themes and created
using the same paper pulp technique will also be debuted.
Finally, the artist will be showing the time-lapse digital
video work, originally created
for the exhibition Earth is Calling at the Crypt Gallery in
Intervals exhibition will be held from 7th to 12th June at
the Tabernacle Gallery
in West London, a unique Grade II listed former church, now an
arts and entertainment venue
of 25 numbered and signed on reverse
Paper pulp (cotton linters), dyes, lino printing 11(H) x 15(W)
The furrows, created by stripping away embedded hollow
paper strips from the pulp layers,
depict water level marks and indicators of wider changes.
I included the intermittent imprint of knots in the paper to
denote the interruption to the natural flow of water.
25 pieces will be given away on a first-come-first-serve basis
- one per person please.
la luce, nasce lombra (2020/21)
Composite wall piece consisting of 72 sections with embossed
and printed lettering using letterpress type and book binding
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 were kept apart.
lapse video Desert Rose is from a series
I created for my exhibition Earth is Calling
at the Crypt just over a year ago. Im sharing as I think
its 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.
lepidophylla sample courtesy of Ildiko Meny
Music was created by Jonathan Lambert and video edited with
the help of John O'Leary
launched my selling platform on Big Cartel.
The selection will be updated on a regular basis and includes
from different periods with background information.
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
Walthamstow Wetlands 1 - 30 September
FAIR - CONCEPT LAB
- 5 October 2020
OF MICROSCOPY (QUEKEX)
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD October
with Irma Irsara, creator of "Earth is Calling" and
by Sienna James
is Calling is an emotional response to environmental changes,
shifting boundaries and transformation using fibre art paper
time-lapse and micro time-lapse video works."
EARTH IS CALLING
in the Observation of Changes
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BA 23
Oct - 3 Nov 2019, 11am - 7pm
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
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
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD Saturday
5th October 2019
of photographs and family-oriented demonstrations
the foyer of the Flett Theatre
MONSTER SOUP 2019
from time-lapse video work created for Totally Thames, Foragers
of the Foreshore exhibition at the Bargehouse.
Music by Jonathan Lambert.
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
Barge House Street, SE1 9PH Tue 24 - Sun 29 Sep 2019,
11am - 6pm
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.
32, 81667 München, Germany
June - September 2019
event for R & D phase of the curent project
6 June 2019
Artist talk and workshops with Year 6 classes looking at microfiber
and how artists can use their work to draw attention to environmental
ALEXANDRA PARK OUTREACH EVENT
Outreach event at Alexandra Park
with Quekett Club and Friends of Alexandra Park
looking at bugs, diatoms and synthetic fibres
27 May 2019