Greywood Arts and Ireland’s National Space Centre are seeking expressions of interest from artists with a sculpture, three-dimensional or multi-disciplinary practice who are interested in examining questions arising around the waste produced by the acceleration of technology. They offer a one-month residency (5 November – 6 December 2021) for an artist to explore the impact of human interactions with space and how we could move forward into the future. What are the implications of sending satellites and other hardware into space? Whose responsibility is it to regulate this and to manage space debris?
The residency is an exciting invitation for an artist to reimagine and re-purpose technological space components that cannot be recycled. The artist will collect materials from the National Space Centre in Cork and observe the workings of a busy ground station before immersing themselves in the creative environment at Greywood. The project concludes with an exhibition and discussion at the National Space Centre in early December to showcase the work created during the residency and kick off the NSC’s tenth birthday celebrations.
The National Space Centre is set to share space communications components including circuit boards, assemblies and data subframes with the artist, as well as preserved panels from their recently dismantled 11-metre EU-5B4 dish.
The residency includes:
- Access to space technology debris from the NSC and time to visit the campus at Elfordstown Earthstation, Midleton Cork, Ireland.
- Accommodation and studio space at Greywood Arts, Killeagh, Cork, Ireland. Transport between Greywood Arts & NSC.
- Materials budget up to €500.
- Stipend of €1000.
The artist must be fully vaccinated to access the NSC campus and artists from outside the Republic of Ireland must comply with all government travel guidelines.