The towpath along the Shannon River between the University of Limerick and Limerick City was a trackway frequently walked by Fergus on his way between his studio and his partners workplace in the Plassey industrial estate where he would get a lift home. This walkway is now closed as it is currently being upgraded to make a well lit 3m wide cycle path / pedestrian route, new bridges, refurbish old bridges and so on (29th October 2015 to May 2016). While in many respects this change is needed it will nevertheless dramatically change the character of the route.
On the 28th of October, the final day of public access, we walked the route from Limerick to the UL boathouse and back. We gathered botanical samples, took photographs, sampled textures in copper sheet and recorded the conversations we had along the way. These will all act as source material for the rest of the project.
I am very interested in how a collaboration across disciplines could work out, where are the boundaries between art and craft? Do they even exist?