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Cloudlands Project, Creative Exchange Day

On the 25th March, at the mid-point of the Cloudlands artist residency, all of the project partners got together in the Fringe Lab in Dublin to have a creative discussion around the work so far and aspirations for the last 3 months of the project. These reflective moments have been embedded into the Cloudlands schedule to make sure aims are met, that all involved are happy with the project, and to discuss how we can improve and develop the residency. Facilitated by artist mentor Mark Storor and Project Manager, Katy Fitzpatrick, the day sought to activate dialogue through games, discussion, mapping and collaboration.

We had a fun and active day, one highlight being a large scale interactive installation set up by the artists, whereby keys hanging from the ceiling set a series of tasks all relating to the stories and ideas of the young people. Although a playful moment, this led to an in-depth discussion around the project so far. Other highlights from the day’s discussions included the recognition of a ‘community of understanding’ between all and the onsite support of hospital staff, which are integral to the project’s success. For all partners the patient is placed at the centre of the work, and the necessity for flexibility in the structure of the project to support their needs was acknowledged by all. Here are some images from the day.

Going forward we are excited to see how we can give voice to the project and participants, both in the hospital and in the work produced by the artists!

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