1 November 2014 – 31 July 2015
CCA’s two-year public project, Our Neighbourhood, which seeks to generate new knowledge and new stories on subjects that are of significance to our community, has been underway since November 2014.
In this first year, the project has been convened by Sarah Browne. Browne’s response to the theme foregrounds the importance of building a group of participants who form a ‘community of interest’ for the project, rather than selecting a pre-existing group or demographic. In an effort to re-focus and create unexpected understandings of ‘neighbourhood’, the project aims to address non-human understandings of place, particularly through looking at relationships between humans and animals, domesticated and otherwise. How is an art gallery similar, or different, to a zoo? How are humans and animals ‘tamed’ in our environments?
Browne and CCA have selected a group of respondent artists from a range of disciplines to develop workshops that include seminars, screenings, field trips and hands-on activities. The tumblr site that shares ideas and research sources for the project can be accessed here.
Our Neighbourhood is generously supported by The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Legacy Fund.