The Human Animal
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic a core strand of Backwater’s 2021 artistic programme will examine humanity’s relationship with the natural world and take a closer look at ‘the human animal’ in this context. The Human Animal: A Personal View of the Human Species is a 1994 television documentary series written and presented by zoologist, ethologist and surrealist painter Desmond Morris. He described the series and accompanying book as “A study of human behaviour from a zoological perspective”. According to Morris this approach “[puts] us in our place as part of the scheme of nature on the planet earth”. He sees us as one animal amongst many. Read more.
Supported by Cork City Council Project Scheme and Arts Council of Ireland Project Award.
1-5 Mar: Paul Carroll | Redd, featuring Chris Moody – Art Short – Online event
- Zoom event: Paul Carroll in conversation with Chris Moody. Wednesday 3 March, 6pm. For Zoom invitation email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8-12 Mar: Helen O’Shea & ‘Natureculture reading’ – Art Short – Online event
- Zoom event: Helen O’Shea artist talk, Tuesday 9 March, 6pm. For Zoom invitation email email@example.com.
- Zoom event: ‘Natureculture reading’ group’ discusses it dazzles me slowly by Rosie O’Reilly, Wednesday 10 March, 6pm. Read text in advance. For Zoom invitation email firstname.lastname@example.org.
15-19 Mar: Carolyn Collier | In the making – Art Short – Online event
22 Mar-9 Apr: Carol Anne Connolly & Fiona Kelly | Below, and Time Between – Online event
9 Apr – 7 May: Katrīna Tračuma | Beasts
10 Jun – 9 Jul: Padraic Barrett | The Engineering of Consent – Offsite event
10 Sep – 8 Oct: Deirdre Frost
14 Oct–12 Nov: Helen Farrell | Fetter
Wandesford Quay, Cork
During exhibitions: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm