Liz Webster, hosted by the Dalriada Bar @ the Promenade
Playful, humorous and often irreverent, Liz’s work explores and responds to social and institutional realities, interactions and power structures. Working chiefly through live art, performance and intervention, and sculpture, and to a lesser extent drawing, video and animation her work can be tactile, interactive, or participative, and is usually mischievous or subversive. The work in the exhibition will consist of participatory workshops for DIY sailors.
Title of work – Float your own boat
The work will incorporate a participative cardboard boat-building event and launch ceremony entitled - Kiss Me Quick, Sink Me Slowly
Liz Webster launches Float Your Own Boat, another playful participative art project. Webster invites members of the public to follow in the wake of amateur boat modellers, DIY sailors and wannabe mariners alike by making themselves their own model boats, but with a smallish twist - or perhaps fold – these will be made of cardboard. With free workshops running on several weekend afternoons throughout August, it’s a labour of love and ultimate futility, given the boats time-limited seaworthiness. Take part in a workshop or come along on 30 August to the boat launch ceremony Kiss Me Quick, Sink Me Slowly when the small vessels will be dispatched on their watery, if possibly very short, journey.
Workshops are being held at the Dalriada Bar on Sunday 3 & Saturday 9/16/23 August 2008, 1-5pm.