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RIVER NET

presented by Irma Irsara and Team London Bridge
Thu 22nd Sep 2022, 12:30pm - 7pm
London Bridge Hive, 8 Holyrood Street, first floor, London, SE1 2EL

Irma 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.

This 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


12.30 – 1.30pm: Artist Talk - booking required

1.30pm – 7pm: Meet the Artist – drop in

 

This June, Irma Irsara, contemporary Italian artist, will present her latest
artworks at the Tabernacle Gallery
on the occasion of the summer exhibition, Intervals.

Centrepiece of the show, Accendo la luce, nasce l’ombra (2021), a large installation work,
consisting of 72 panels and created using a dedicated papermaking technique,
will be exhibited for the first time.Alongside this, a selection from Irsara’s 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 2019.

The 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 important cultural,
arts and entertainment venue

press

INTERVALS

pulp and video work

THE TABERNACLE GALLERY
34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AT

Exhibition times
Tuesday 7 June - Sunday 12 June 2022
 
Opening Hours: Tue to sat: 10am – 9pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm

 

STRATA IN BLU

Solo noi siamo il volto del nostro tempo

Multiple of 25 numbered and signed on reverse
Paper pulp (cotton linters), dyes, lino printing 11(H) x 15(W) cm

 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.

This is a mail-art giveaway available from Thursday 11 November (follow the link).
http://irmairsara.bigcartel.com/product/srata-in-blu-blue-strata-2021

The 25 pieces will be given away on a first-come-first-serve basis - one per person please.

 


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

 

BIG CARTEL

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.


http://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

NEWS ARCHIVE

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