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FREE THOUGHT FM PUBLICATION - BOOK LAUNCH DISCUSSION
In conversation are; Garrett Phelan (Artist), Dr Georgina Jackson (Director of the Douglas Hyde Gallery), Kathleen Lynch (Professor Emerita of Equality Studies, UCD) and Liam Wegimont (Director of GENE-Global Network Europe).
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Rather than simply mapping the project, this book invites key guests, including geographer Gerry Kearns, educator Kathleen Lynch, secondary school principal Liam Wegimont and architectural historian Ellen Rowley, to expand upon the issues that most concern them: how class and education has shaped, and continues to limit, exclude and prohibit, young people and adults’ fulfilment and futures. Delving into FREE THOUGHT FM, Rachel O’Dwyer considers Phelan’s longstanding use of radio alongside its history as “an idealised public space”, as well as reflecting on transmission and sound waves themselves. Finally, looking back on the project, artist Sarah Pierce reflects on access and equality of knowledge, recognising that we are all agents of change.
The ‘FREE THOUGHT FM – Archive’ is now available to listen to at https://freethoughtfm.bandcamp.com/ We would like to thank everyone who joined us on our mission to better understand the class divide in Dublin City and unequal access to Third Level Education.
We would like to thank all our many contributors for highlighting this inequality, and our listeners and media whose support has been genuinely overwhelming.
The FREE THOUGHT FM – Archive, as a work of art, is a significant collection of conversations and a valuable resource; for students, academics, parents, teenagers, politicians, civil servants, social workers and educators, and many more.
THE HIDE PROJECT - (2017 - ONGOING)
In 2007 artist Garrett Phelan was selected by Fingal County Council, Dublin, Ireland to imagine and conceive a public art project as part of the Council's Public Art Programme funded through the Irish State's Per Cent for Art Scheme.
THE HIDE PROJECT takes the form of a 21st century functional monument dedicated to the people of Fingal and to their proximity to, and relationship with, the landscape. In particular, it honours those who have given of their time for the protection, preservation and conservation of the local environment, its flora and its fauna.
THE HIDE PROJECT consists of four components:
THE HIDE SCULPTURE
THE HIDE SUITE
Visits to THE HIDE SCULPTURE will be made available through scheduled dates and times, which will be updated on www.thehideproject.com
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Admission to THE HIDE SCULPTURE is free.
THE HIDE SCULPTURE is wheelchair accessible.
TRUSTED SERVANT - (2007 - ONGOING)
In 2007 the artist Garrett Phelan was invited and entrusted by curator Rachael Thomas and artist/curator Philippe Parreno to close the critically acclaimed exhibition '.all hawaii eNtrées /luNar reGGae' located at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Parreno's approach, focusing on the notion of process, was to go beyond the real/physical space of the museum and as a part of this process Garrett Phelan has been entrusted by the curators to close this exhibition at a time of his choosing.
Trusted Servant also functions as part of Phelan's current exploration into the 'Formation of Opinion' (2003_ ongoing).
Phelan becomes the gatekeeper of '.all hawaii eNtrées / luNar reGGae' with the removal of Trusted Servant from YouTube, at his discretion, marking the official end of '.all Hawaii eNtrees/lunar reGGae'. Phelan is yet to close the exhibition.
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