Voices from the Field/Guthanna ón nGort are a series of short films reflecting the experiences of the ten farming families from the Dingle peninsula who have taken part in Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe/ A Creative Imagining throughout 2022. This Creative Climate Action project is a partnership between The Dingle Hub, MaREI, The Green Arts Initiative and the embedded artist Lisa Fingleton. It is funded by the Creative Climate Action Fund.
Over the last year, the artist worked closely with the farmers through drawing and film to creatively explore climate change and biodiversity loss. These collaborative films are co-created with the farm families so they can tell their stories and experiences. They share their connections to the land and the types of farming they are engaged in. They reflect on their learning from this project, their concerns about climate change and their ideas for the future.
The films are directed by Lisa Fingleton, filmed by Chris Garrett and edited by Clint Fitzgerald. Trailer Music: ‘Celtic Sprits’ by JuliusH
The première screening will take place on the 18th January at Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhór, Dún Chaoin. Advance booking is essential as places as very limited: Eventbrite Booking
“Working closely with the famers on the Dingle Peninsula over the last year and visiting each farm several times has been a real privilege. It has given me a unique opportunity as an artist, to understand their deep connection with the land and their growing concerns about climate change. Together, through drawing and film we have creatively explored their current experiences and their ideas for the future in terms of taking climate action and protecting biodiversity. It was great to see the wider farm families becoming involved throughout the project, including children and partners . The project has created bonds of friendship between the families and real momentum for action”.