On: 04 Oct 2022 To: 04 Oct 2022

Illustrated Artists' Talk
Tuesday 4 October
12.30 pm to 1.30 pm
At Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Booking essential:

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre and the Crespo Foundation are pleased to present an artist talk by Glenkeen Garden Artists in Residence, Christiana Chiranagnostaki and Konstanza Kapsali.

The artists have been working collaboratively at Glenkeen since August and this will be an opportunity to share the work that has emerged from their time there.

Christiana Chiranagnostaki was born in Athens. She graduated from the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and holds an MA in Culture and Documentary Film Production from the University of the Aegean. She was awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021). She worked as a researcher and producer for the Greek documentary TV series Warzone. As a freelancer, she has researched and produced various projects on the Syrian refugee crisis, the Greek financial crisis, immigration, and other social issues, working with major media and production companies internationally (BBC, SRF, FRANCE 4, ZDF, VICE). In 2018, she directed the interactive documentary project The Beggar, a story about the vandalisation and restoration of a sculpture in the centre of Athens. She has also directed Second Floor, a short documentary about the electronic music scene of Athens and June Notes, a short film exploring the ideas of loneliness and loss.

In the past few years, she has been working on her first feature length documentary entitled Dear Future, a story about the importance of memory on our individual and collective identity, which raises the question of what needs to be salvaged and what forgotten.

Konstanza Kapsali is an Athens-based film maker. After completing her studies in Archaeology and Heritage studies (BA, MA) she worked in numerous excavations, cultural institutions and conducted archaeological and ethnographic research in Greece, Turkey, and the Netherlands. She went on to study Visual Anthropology and Documentary Film (MA). Her first short film Girls In Flower featured in acclaimed International film festivals in Greece and was awarded the NIGHT Award at the 18th Signos da Noite International Film Festival in Lisbon. She is currently participating in the art project Narrative Archaeology by Elevsis 2023 – European Capital of Culture and the FINDS – STORIES research project, documenting diachronic mobility in the Balkans through creative object biographies. She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2021). From March 2022 on, she will be a PhD candidate at the LUCA School of Arts in Belgium.

Her practice draws on observational cinema, sensory ethnography, and the archaeological metaphor. Her thematic focus varies, but the notions of memory, femininity, the sense of belonging, nostalgia and the unravelling of history are often recurrent.

About the Artist in Residence Programme ArtNature/NatureArt at Glenkeen Garden

The Crespo Foundation’s artists’ residency programme takes place in Glenkeen Garden, located just outside Ballydehob, west Cork on the edge of Roaringwater Bay.

The aim of the programme is to encourage the development of groups of young artists from Europe and Russia and raise the international profile of their work. The theme of art and nature comes from the location of the residency, the Glenkeen Garden estate. To explore this topic as extensively and as deeply as possible, the Crespo Foundation provides artists with a network of humanities scholars and scientists for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary exchange. The intention is for Glenkeen Garden Residencies to give space, time and inspiration for close collaboration as a team, with the goal of producing innovative works that will then be shown in Frankfurt am Main and other European cities, as well as virtually to a broader public.

On Friday 14 October the artists' will hold an open studio talk at Glenkeen Garden in Ballydehob, you can book here to attend:


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