SUSTAINABILITY AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Date: 
April 11, 2007 - 17:00 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)

Public lecture by Mari-Aymone Djeribi and Dominic Stevens.

A guest lecture is to explore the rural as a site for contemporary art and architecture and discuss the possibilities and challenges of sustainable living. Artist and architect Djeribi and Stevens, coming from Leitrim (Ireland) will present the state of the world as they see it and give an insight into their experience of art and sustainable living in a rural context.

Mari-Aymone Djeribi is an artist who makes artist's books, installations, objects, films and sourdough bread. She founded her publishing company mermaid turbulence (www.mermaidturbulence.com) in 1993. Her work appears in a number of international public collections, most notably the Tate Gallery Artists Book Collection, UK and Centre National D'Art George Pompidou, Paris, France. Dominic Stevens is an award-winning architect. His work has been published internationally (see, for instance, A10 Magazine March-April 2007) and, more importantly he hopes that it has improved the lives of the people that commissioned it. He represented Ireland at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. Having moved to Leitrim in rural Ireland in 1999, Djeribi and Stevens built a timber and strawbale house and they farm with their two small children just under five acres, tending goats, ducks, chickens and trees.

Partners: Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU, translocal.org