Wednesday 23 Oct – Sunday 3 Nov 2019 The Crypt Gallery, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London, NW12BA
Sorry we're a bit late with this one, in fact tomorrow is the last day to see this remarkable exhibition. We're hoping to talk to Irma Irsara the lovely artist responsible soon - hope you make it! Best pp x
"We are clearly the last generation that can change the course of climate change, but we are the first generation to live with the consequences " Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank.
The exhibition ‘Earth is Calling’ by the artist Irma Irsara is dedicated to the current debate on climate change. ‘Earth is Calling’ reflects on the issues through a series of fibre art pulp works, contrasting natural, organic material with man-made plastic fibre. The artist will also present time-lapse and micro time-lapse works of melting ice embedded with natural and man-made items sourced from various locations (including along the Thames foreshore). The accompanying sound was created by musician and soundscape artist Jonathan Lambert.
The aim of her exhibition is to create a site-specific, multimedia experience on different sensory levels (see, hear, feel) in order to trigger a deeper perception of the changes in our environment in every human being. This presentation focuses on three groups of works: large-scale cotton fibre works with dyed natural fibres and edible plant fibres, large-format digital prints and time-lapse videos of experimental, time-based ice installation work. Microscopes, microphotography and film address questions about invisible nature, micro pollution and the microfiber plastic time bomb. Her work was awarded by Quekett at the QUEXEX exhibition at the Natural History Museum, where she was awarded the Bernard Certificate for Excellence in Microphotography in 2017 and 2018.
Italian-born artist Irma Irsara has lived and worked in London for 30 years. Her entire artistic work deals with the environment and topics related to sustainable environmental protection. Irsara's life and work was inspired by her upbringing at the foot of Monte Croce in the Italian Dolomites. Her close connection to nature goes back to a childhood she spent in the amidst this alpine scenery. Her particular interest in ecology, nature conservation and climate change has shaped her creative work for more than 30 years Her work includes a wide range of media and techniques: installations, videos, bookwork, photography, prints and pulp/ cotton fibre work. She has recently also used microphotography in her work. Irma Irsara's artistic education began at the age of 13 at the Scuola d'Arte di St. Ulrich in Italy, followed by the Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino and the St. Martins School of Art in London. She also studied Horticulture and Landscaping at Capel Manor Horticultural College in Enfield. She regularly exhibits in Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany.
The Crypt Gallery, where the exhibition is taking place, is one of the most unique and atmospheric exhibition spaces in central London. Since 2002, the crypt in St. Pancras Church has been used as a gallery space. Irsara was particularly attracted to the labyrinthine nature of the room, which is ideal for projections, installations and site-specific works and offers an intense atmospheric backdrop.
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