I am participating in The Land Foundation's Art Project "One Year Project 2" in Chaing Mai, Thailand. This is a blog of my 2 months as an artist participating on this project.
About 'The Land Foundation'
'The Land' was initiated in 1998 by two Thai artists Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Rirkrit Tiravanija They bought a piece of land which is a 20 minute drive outside of Chaing Mai. Artist friends were asked to contribute by building structures on the site, inspired by buddhist meditation retreat sites. The Land is made up of 3/4's of water and 1/4 of land like that of the human body, there are 2 large rice field's, chickens and a vegetable garden with attempts to aim at sustainable living.' www.thelandfoundation.org 'The Land' has evolved after its first one year project and last year became 'The Land Foundation'. The Land Foundation is a platform of and for social engagement, experimental alternative education at the intersection of debate, and holistic learning. It is aiming to promote and support art and culture, natural farming and self-knowledge through Vipassana meditation. Its activities emphasise education, discussion of ideas, and knowledge-sharing." (www.thelandfoundation.org)
I am taking part as a part-time participant in One Year Project 2 with 'The Land Foundation'.
I am an artist and educator based in Dublin, Ireland. My art and teaching practice investigate socio-political and ecological narratives in contemporary art. I grew up in Kitwe, Zambia and later lived in Durban, South Africa where I completed a degree in Fine Art. I have a Masters in Fine Art from the National college of Art and Design, Dublin.