Iniscealtra Festival welcomes award-winning film artist, Kapwani Kiwanga, as artist-in-residence in Mountshannon. Kiwanga, who is based in Paris, will work on the theme of 'connection and confluence', with a special focus on 'the meeting of cultures'. Kiwanga works in various forms, from installation, film and photography to sound and performance, and her artistic practice has been informed by her many research interests, such as Afrofuturism, anticolonial struggle and its memory, and vernacular and popular culture.
Kiwanga will be working in a studio space in Mountshannon village, where she will also lead art workshops in cooperation with three local schools, a youth group and a local hospital. A screening of some of her previous work will be shown in Mountshannon village hall throughout her residency.
3 May-4 June 2013
Iniscealtra Festival of the Arts
Photograph shows Kapwani Kiwanga