Made by Fellipe Lopes
I followed 4 Irish artists as they embark on an immersive outdoor art residency titled SILVA which takes place in the forest at Knockomagh Wood, near Lough Hyne, in West Cork, Ireland. The artists spend two weeks immersed in the landscape, producing a powerful, imaginative and considered outdoor public exhibition.
The residency is created by Lay of the Land - an arts organisation creating and curating site responsive art projects throughout Ireland. Lay of the Land believe that the interconnection of art, nature and people can be transformative. Their aim artistically is to drive artists and the experience of art outwards into the wild landscape of this island while creating greater accessibility to the arts in rural communities.
SILVA was supported by The National Parks and Wildlife Services of Ireland, and is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, and by the generous donations from their audience.
Photos of the project by Fellipe Lopes
Silva - Trailer Documentary - 2018