Magnetise Project is an international residency and community workshop series, based at the Dock, with initial work in August 2019. The project is an exploration of our connections to earth, landscape and mass. It is a study of earth in both the simplicity and complexity of interconnectivity between us and the ground we inhabit, as well as the relation of this to questions of how we find a sense of agency in the current climate of serious and impending environmental issues. Beginning from walking and reflection processes in the local landscape this work is an exploration of interconnection and pull between our own mass and ground and between bodies. These issues are explored in workshops, discussion platforms and collaboratively through dance, mindful practices, landscape and embodied practices.
Managed by Undercurrent the artists are Kate Wilson (IRL), Gaelin Little (UK),Ben McEwan(UK), Svenja Bühl (DE), Franziska Bohem (DE) & Hristo Ushev (Bulgaria)in collaboration with community groups are Bright Sparks Youth Theatre, Creative Current Youth Dance and WILL.
Undercurrents, Magnetise project began in early 2019 and is an ongoing international interdisciplinary project, based at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim and at Trinity Laban, Greenwich, London. Investigating inherent connections to earth, landscape and mass, Magnetise explores the potential of renewed attention to gravity, through somatic movement, sound and drawing practices as a means of living more deeply. It explores the body in these practices, as the multi sensory resource, informing how we navigate in the world and in our lives.
This unique collaboration between international professional practitioners and local community groups, was short listed for LAMA awards in 2020. Now in its third year, Magnetise continues to be supported by local and national funding.
From 2020-21 collaborations went online and resulted in the 'Nesting' project.
In October 21 a week long residency was held at The Dock Arts Centre, supported Creative Ireland and an Art Council Agility Award.
In December 2021 the project received Local Live funding to preview 'Unearth: Close Contact' in a warehouse in Carrick-on-Shannon for live and online audiences.
Magnetise -Residency at the Dock 2019
Magnetise -online collaborations 'Nesting' 2020
Magnetise -Residency at the Dock October 2021