Student residency workshop: Urban Fabric Cork
Along with the Conference, Paradox is running a student field project for 33 European Fine Art Students called Urban Fabric. For a week prior to the Conference, students created site-specific ephemeral works in response to selected sites in Cork City. Students from Fine Art Departments in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Turkey, Poland, Holland, Britain, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Belgium participated in the project.
Urban Fabric Project was as a way of linking students to the Biennial Conference.
- UF Project facilitates the artistic intervention of students in the urban tissue of the Paradox hosting city. Students are chosen by their institutions and represent the institutions participating in the Paradox Biennial Conference.
- The international group of students meet with local students some 10 days before the Bienniale Conference to work with the lead artists throughout the city and the proposed locations (galleries, open spaces, buildings, etc.)
- Local students host international students, while the university offers some spaces, labs and technical aid to develop their artwork. Origin universities and institutions pay for their students’ trip expenses.
- Artworks developed during the days before the conference opens and are presented by the students during the conference through audio-visual along with in-site guided visits through all the locations.
Urban Fabric Student Project is a parallel event to the Paradox Biennial Conference that has proved very popular at previous conferences, highlighting the most important part of a Higher Education in Fine Arts the students, tracing a line the creation of art and research in Fine Art.