Interview with Deirdre O'Mahony - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Interview with Deirdre O'Mahony

Deirdre O'Mahony talks with Dee Sewell about PLOT

SUSTAINMENT EXPERIMENTS: PLOT looks back to a technology, the potato ridge that was born out of the need for food security in Ireland’s past, and forward to future food security, biodiversity and resilience in the face of climate change.

The ridges’ design based on the I Ching, an ancient Chinese divination system. Asked ‘what is the future of sustainable food production in Ireland’ the I-Ching produced a hexagram shape, reproduced by members of the Loy Association of Ireland in beautiful straight, potato ridges on VISUAL’s lawn.

Once the ground is cleared of grass by the potato crop, it will be planted in Spring 2022 with Sainfoin a crop that points a way to a possible future.

The Plot is at the rear of VISUAL beside Loading Bay 1.

Deirdre's Artist Website

Plant Banter is a series produced by VISUAL Carlow as part of the Community Made programme. Watch more Plant Banter.