A lecture and workshop by
Mari-Aymone Djeribi and Dominic Stevens
at Central European University Budapest
11-12 April 2007
Following on from the Symposium on Sustainablity and Contemporary Art in 2006, this guest lecture and workshop will explore the rural as a site for contemporary art and architecture and discuss the possibilities and challenges of sustainable living. Artist and architect Djeribi and Stevens, coming from Leitrim Ireland , will present the state of the world as they see it and give an insight into their experience of art and sustainable living in a rural context.
Lecture, Wednesday 11 April 2007 , CEU Auditorium, 18.00
Welcome: Alan Watt, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy CEU
Introduction: Maja and Reuben Fowkes, translocal.org
Lecture: Mari-Aymone Djeribi and Dominic Stevens
The lecture will include discussion of the state of the world as they see it, contextualizing their practices and showing how these have been redefined by their rural habitat. They will also present their Rural Lexicon, which they describe as a manifesto for addressing the rural, as well as give an insight into their recent work.
Workshop, Thursday 12 April 2007
Day trip to the countryside with Djeribi and Stevens to compare the Irish and Hungarian rural situation in terms of sustainability.
Organised In collaboration with
KEK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre www.kek.org.hu
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Mari-Aymone Djeribi is an artist who makes artist's books, installations, objects, films and sourdough bread. She founded her publishing company mermaid turbulence (www.mermaidturbulence.com) in 1993. Her work appears in a number of international public collections, most notably the Tate gallery Artists Book Collection, UK and Centre National D'Art George Pompidou, Paris , France.
Dominic Stevens is an award-winning architect. His work has been published internationally (see, for instance, A10 Magazine March-April 2007) and, more importantly he hopes that it has improved the lives of the people that commissioned it. He represented Ireland at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Having moved to Leitrim in rural Ireland in 1999, Djeribi and Stevens built a timber and strawbale house and they farm with their two small children just under five acres, tending goats, ducks, chickens and trees.
Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
CEU Centre for Art and Culture, CEU
Main Auditorium, Central European University , Nádor utca 9, 1051 Budapest