The ’Greencastle People Office’ in the Sperrin Mountains outside Omagh in Nothern Ireland began their occupation of land over 2 years ago to protest the mining company Dalradian. I have been attending meetings with ‘SOS Save our Sperrin’s’ and with Friends of the Earth for a few years and making related art work. This work considers the rights of individuals and communities over the natural environment they live and work in and the political and economic force of mining companies. In this present Covid-19 crisis, we are stepping back to consider environmental impacts and the possible creation of new systems based on our living landscapes. [B.H.]
Published by Valeria Ceregini. Valeria Ceregini is an Italian art historian, visual art curator and writer currently based between Turin (IT) and Dublin (IE). As an independent curator, she is engaged in several projects such as the Over Nature touring group exhibition and the most recent online art programme, JournALL. She is interested in the intersection of art, curatorial practice, activism and politics. In fact, her projects encompass themes concerning social engagements, i.e. the current social and political changes, new gender identities, and life in times of ecological and pandemic crisis.
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