Eile Project

︎ The Territories of Eile
︎ Eile / Lobster
︎ Eile and the Bog
︎  Publications / Events

Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary
︎ Walthamstow Wetlands
︎ Shire Brook Valley / Woodhouse

Atmospheric States
︎ Aer Anála (Architecture at the Edge)
︎ Samhail Collective

Geopower

︎ Self-Organisation Against Injustice
︎ Eile Project




a place of their own is the art + spatial research practice of Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy. Through art and spatial practice, we interrogate and propose within entanglements of climate, capital, technology and politics. We operate as a collective, a couple, with our children, and through collaborations with others.

Mark


Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary






Started in 2019, Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary is an ongoing project that engages with the global ecological habitat of wetlands to collaboratively explore new imaginaries of co-existence.  Wetlands, and the marshes, bogs, fens, reedbeds and reefs that make them up, tell complex stories of relationships of land and peoples, of settler colonialism, and of the capitalist and carbon imaginaries that have seen 70% of wetlands across the world destroyed in the last 50 years.

    We foreground the sharing and production of myth (a mythopoesis) as a method through which to draw together distinct experiences and knowlegdes of wetlands and to open up historically situated new wetlands imaginaries; with ecologists, writers, artists and communities.

    The work has been developed with Arts Catalyst, initially for Waltham Forest Borough Council Art Assembly in 2019, and now (21/22) as part of their Emergent Ecologies strand in Shire Brook Valley / Woodhouse Washlands (Sheffield/Rotherham). 



Myths at Walthamstow Wetlands
Waltham Forest Borough Council, Art Assembly, 2019

Myths at Shire Brook Valley / Woodhouse Washlands
Arts Catalyst Emergent Ecologies
Mark