Remote Photo is a festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context. The theme for this year’s festival is Reframing the Border.
The border in Ireland is one of the most important issues affecting the island of Ireland. As we approach the centenary of partition, fears that Brexit may lead to the reinstating of physical barriers, only recently viewed as ‘gone forever’, raises concerns in border communities; across the island of Ireland and in the EU.
Remote Photo Festival have invited leading artists, broadcasters creatives, curators, entrepreneurs, historians, politicians and writers to come together for a series of discussions and events to explore issues affecting the borderlands: past, present and future.
Reframing the Border: Festival Weekend 11-13 May 2018
Friday 11th May
2.00: Launch of Project Cleansweep. Venue: Artlink, Fort Dunree, Inishowen
4.00-5.30: Suzanne Lacy – Artists & Creatives Workshop. Venue: Regional Cultural centre, Letterkenny
6.30: Sean O’Hagan Illustrated Talk. Followed by: Reframing the Border Panel Discussion & drinks reception. Venue: Regional Cultural centre, Letterkenny
Saturday 12th May
Reframing the Border Symposium. Venue: Regional Cultural centre, Letterkenny
11.30-12.45: Reframing the Border – How does the past inform the future; precedent, protocols and the Irish Border?
1.30-2.45: Arts Across borders – How do the arts respond to social and political challenges facing the border region? Can the arts maintain and develop cross opportunities to meet the challenges created by Brexit?
2.45-4.00: Reframing the Border – Creative Opportunities for the Future?
Delegates invited to attend the official launch of The Lost Moment exhibition 7.00, Nerve Visual Centre, Ebrington, Derry/Londonderry
Sunday 13th May
12.30-1.30: Kinnegar Photo Competition
2.00: Jamie Wellford Talk, Photo Editor of National Geographic Magazine. Venue: Regional Cultural centre, Letterkenny