Virtual Groundwork is an invitation.
An invitation to explore with openness, to slow down. To drop a little deeper into our looking and listening. To take in our 2km “Radical Radius” with all our senses. Virtual Groundwork provides a simple framework for connecting with our environment and with ourselves during these strange times.
Right now, in Ireland, we are cocooning in our homes and physically distancing from others. We are permitted to move and exercise within a 2km radius of our home. We call this a radical radius because our experiential and sensorial place based explorations have opened up new discoveries and connections. Tuning into the sounds, details, textures, movements, tastes and changes of our own environment have offered our body, minds and hearts a new experience of our place. And indeed, this feels radical right now!
Responses, replies, reflections & explorations were uploaded to IG & FB and tagged #virtualgroundwork.
On Tuesday April 28th from 17:30 – 18:30 GMT, we invite you to join our Virtual Art Share on Zoom to meet the Virtual Groundwork team and to share your own experiences. Sign up to receive the Zoom meeting information here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TM6DHW6
Virtual Groundwork offers accessible practices to support interaction with an environment that you are already familiar with. Click here for some practical and safety considerations for going outside.
Upload your responses, replies, reflections or explorations to Instagram or Facebook, tag Greywood Arts, and be sure to use the hashtag #virtualgroundwork.
Virtual Groundwork is a creative initiative that grew out of Carol Anne Connolly’s Groundwork project in Glenbower Wood (pdf). In collaboration with Greywood arts, these activities have been developed by Jessica Bonenfant, Lisa Cliffe, Carol Anne Connolly, Martha Doyle, & Elizabeth Stepney.
We launched Common Ground, a publication about the Groundwork project, on Culture Night 2019. Have a read through to learn more about the project!