The Way We Leave Our Mark
Studio 1: Tomasz Madajczak & Studio 3: Hina Khan
5 August to 12 August 2020
Cork-based artists Tomasz Madajczak and Hina Khan are co-recipients of the Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts' Research and Development Award with Mentoring (for artists from a minority ethnic background) for a project with the multinational community / residents living in Direct Provision. Their mentor is artist Jesse Jones who also lectures on the BA Visual Art Degree Programme on Sherkin Island.
Both artists have also been awarded a residency at Uillinn and will work together on this project, The Way We Leave Our Mark from 5 to 12 August. In the lead-up to that period, Tomasz and Hina will engage online with people living in Direct Provision to develop relationships and establish how to proceed with the ideas and processes.
'The idea is that the participants will be presented with clay and asked to leave their mark on the clay. Clay is a basic yet universal material and was a fundamental material in the formation of most primal cultures. Clay is the earth and people who move, people who migrate, leave their mark on the earth where-ever they go. Our initial conversations about ethnic background and ways of perceiving the position of migrants in a new community will be recorded through video and photography depending on the relationships which will be developed during the process.'
Work from this project will be shown during Hina's residency (5 to 12 August).
Uillinn: West Cork Art Centre's Residency Programme is supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Cork County Council.
Image: Hina Khan, Untitled,1.8m/1.5m, Acrylic on canvas