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We Only Want The Earth


WE ONLY WANT THE EARTH 2022


ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The context for We Only Want the Earth is ongoing, unpredictable social change. The neoliberal order and the unipolar system of US hegemony are collapsing. Climate change is accelerating, and alongside it eco-fascism and “lifeboat ethics” are growing in Europe and elsewhere. The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the crises of inequality and homelessness. We are living through Gramsci’s interregnum: the old world is dying and the new world struggles to be born. New opportunities for radical social change present themselves, but they are accompanied by reactionary violence that seeks to return to an imagined idyllic past. In this context, deliberative and discursive arts practices are urgently needed. If these practices are to contribute to a more just society, it is essential that voices that are often ignored are instead prioritised. The arts play a fundamental role in reinforcing or challenging cultural hegemonies, and therefore have a moral obligation to attend to these voices.



FEB-DEC 2022

With collaborating partners and artists including:

CATU
Fried Plantains Collective
gender.RIP
MASI
Spooky Beore
TENI

and invited artists!


MAR-AUG 2022

With collaborating partners and artists including:

Engage Art Studio
Sample-Studios
and invited artists!


MAY-OCT 2022

With collaborating partners and artists including:

Create
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)
gender.RIP
Áine O’Hara

2022 APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED


JUL-DEC 2022

With collaborating partners and artists including:

Fire Station Artists’ Studios
Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: WED 8TH JUNE 2022


THE COMMON THREAD

Open calls will be announced throughout the year.

STUDIO EXHCHANGE

Begins March 2022

RESIDENCY AWARD 1

2022 APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED


THE A4 TEAM

Our team includes programe & studio staff and a technical team offering supports to artists at every stage of the arts prodcution cycle including mentoring, ideas & skills development, experimentation, dissemination, and documentation. Read more about our team here!

OUR PARTNERS

We work with a wide range of partners to develop and deliver its activites. These include art organisations, community organisations, and grass roots activist groups. We are committed to developing new relationships with groups nationally and interantionally. Read more about our partners here!

OUR CONSULTING ARTISTS

We work with artists and collectives who are have critical arts practices exploring themes related to the programme. These artists use a diverse range of disciplines and approaches in the production of their work. We are committed to establishing long-term working relationships with artists and developing new relationships each year. Read more about our consulting artists here!


PROGRAMME ARCHIVE

ARTISTS & OUTCOMES


Exhibtions

Liturgía
The patient will see you now
Mother May I?
IMPILO


THE COMMON THREAD

Áine O’Hara & Imogen-blue Hinojosa Artist Talk
WOWTE Launch Series
Liturgía | In conversation
Áine O’Hara & Siobhán Clancy in conversation
We Only Haunt the Earth


RESIDENCY Artists

Imogen-Blue Hinojosa
Áine O’Hara
Rima Hamid
Mark Sebata


THE COMMON THREAD ARTISTS & Collaborators

CATU
Emer Brady
Branwen
Evelyn Broderick
Siobhán Clancy
Michelle Connolly
Pint Baby
Maeve Bros
Sarah Devereux
Ríon Duffy Murphy
Cathy Flynn
Imogen-blue Hinojosa 
Donal Holland
gender.RIP
The Gorey Ghost Getters
Kerry Guinan
Rima Hamid
Yurika Higashikawa
Tom Maher
MASI
Karen Miano
Kate O’Shea
Rainbow Osumare
Ozaro
PRAXIS Artist Union
Queer Action Ireland
Naoise Roo
Alber Saborío
Megan Scott
Darragh Scott
Evgeny Shtorn
Spooky Beore
MJ Stokes
TENI
Cearbhall Turraoin
Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin
Emily Waszak
Fiona Woods



ARTISTS & OUTCOMES


Exhibtions

QUEER UTOPIA
Our Demands Most Moderate Are
Distances Make Paths Between Them
Next to None
IN CAHOOTS WITH THE EARTH


THE COMMON THREAD

Alternative Knowledges
Planting Seeds Audio Tour
Defending Art Spaces
Manifesto Workshop
AKUMA Live Score
In Cahoots with CATU


EXHIBTION WEBSITES

QUEER UTOPIA
Our Demands Most Moderate Are
Next to None
WEONLYWANTHE.EARTH


RESIDENCY Artists

Mariette Feeney
Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin
Aifric Prior Beliere
Maria Maarbjerg


GROUP SHOW Artists

Spooky Beore
Rebecca Bradley
Daniel Brennan & Fiona Burke
Jules Charlton & Ronan Concannon
Claudine Chen, Michelle Doyle, Kerry Guinan, Megan Scott & Frank Sweeney
Aideen Farrell
Yurika Higashikawa
Kate McElroy
Rachel Naughton
Tadhg O’Cuirrin
Augustine O’Donoghue
Elinor O’Donovan
Avi Ratnayake
Megan Scott
Sara Serpilli
Hivis Witches


THE COMMON THREAD ARTISTS & Collaborators

Karen Aguiar
Alessandra Azevado
Michelle Connolly
Aideen Farrell
Raphael Olympio
Fionnuala O’Connell
Kate O’Shea
Fiona Whelan
CATU



ARTISTS & OUTCOMES


Exhibtions

AUG: The stars are in the earth
OCT: Residency One Exhibition
DEC: Residency Two Exhibition


THE COMMON THREAD

Mother May I? Artist Talk
Small is Beautiful: Cultivating a Practice at the Scale of Life
For Peats Sake
Planet Factories
rEVOLUTION PARTY
IMPILO Album Launch
IMPILO Vinyl Release


EXHIBTION WEBSITES

WEONLYWANTHE.EARTH


RESIDENCY Artists

To be announced!


THE COMMON THREAD ARTISTS & Collaborators

Jen Delos Reyes
gender.RIP
Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin
Friends of Ardee Bog
Hog and Dice
Day Magee
Ren Mc Donagh
Brendan Owens




We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council’s Art Grant Funding 2020-2022