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Transit Gateway: A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port 2017 and Beyond / FLUX

17th October 2017
Transit Gateway: A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler. The final seminar Dublin Port 2017 and Beyond / FLUX takes place this Friday, 20 October in the city also includes a bus trip to the port's main Ferryport Terminal to where a launch will be made to mark the completion of the Map installation available to view. Transit Gateway: A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler. The final seminar Dublin Port 2017 and Beyond / FLUX takes place this Friday, 20 October in the city also includes a bus trip to the port's main Ferryport Terminal to where a launch will be made to mark the completion of the Map installation available to view.

#TransitGateway - As part of “Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure.

Transit Gateway as an artistic mapping cartography shows the changing connections of the city and the port throughout the years, and how the port as a gateway creates a vital connection of the city with the wider world. In collaboration with partners and the local community, the artist Silvia Loeffler has been commissioned by Dublin Port Company to create a social and collaborative artistic mapping project that looks at the port ‘s transitional phases over a time period of 9 months.

A large-scale installation series loosely based on the various maps used by H.A. Gilligan in his “History of the Port of Dublin” was created, and the works are displayed in the Terminal 1 Building in Dublin Port. Each month, a new map layer was added to the installation.

“Dublin Port 2017 / Flux” is the ninth and final seminar completing this series, and Silvia Loeffler has invited three fellow artists who have been working for lengthy amounts of time on documenting Dublin Port in their own very unique way, and who will present their personal port perspective. We hope that you are able to join us with this discussion of Dublin Port in its relation to contemporary arts practice and work that cares for our maritime environment.

Seminar Venue Information: The concluding free seminar take place this Friday, 20 October (18.00-21.00) at the LAB Gallery, Foley Street, Dublin 1 to book a place you must register through Eventbrite here. 

Please note: This seminar will include a coach trip down to  Ferryport Terminal 1 to launch the exhibition of Silvia’s completed Transit Gateway map installation.

The event is free, but places are limited. Please make sure to register if you are absolutely certain that you will be attending, as we will have to book the coach depending on confirmed numbers. Participants will be brought back from the port to the city at approx. 21.00 as referred above.

Speaker panel:
Moira Sweeney (artist)
Sheelagh Broderick (artist)
Cliona Harmey (artist)

The Transit Gateway seminars are part of a wider public engagement programme for Port Perspectives 2017. They are funded by Dublin Port Company and the LAB Gallery.

Dublin Port's 2017 Port Perspectives / Engagement Programme has been developed in collaboration with Dublin City Council, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, UCD School of Architecture, National College of Art and Design, Irish Architecture Foundation, Create [the National Collaborative Arts Agency] and Business to Arts.

To read a bio on each of the speakers along with a link to register for the final seminar is repeated by clicking here.

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