Grain Loves Rain @ Ares Ianna
03.03.19–20.03.19 INISHEER
Grain Loves Rain is a wearable piece of nature for a rainy climate. It is a fragile ecosystem on the go, which requires care and love. You need to feed it, and it eats rain. Winners of the Weatherproof Me! International Design Competition, the work was originally commissioned as a participatory arts project. Groups in Athenry and Inis Oírr were assisting Atelier Dasha Tsapenko & Nazar Gresko in sowing and growing the wearable fields of leafy greens for filmed performances in St Patrick’s Day Parades on March 17 2020.

The project suddenly had to change mid-way, when travel restrictions resulted in Dasha and Nazar being isolated on Inis Oírr island, separated from their collaborators. This solo performance in a format of a film is their response. It was shot on an Iphone when they were in lockdown on Inis Oírr in March 2020 during the Covid-19 crisis.

Role: invited artist, performer
Commisioner: Ríonach Ní Néill
Location: Inis Oírr island, IR
Collaborators: Nazar Gresko


Photocredits: Dasha Tsapenko