Blog: Sean Maguire ..guest Yvonne Casburn from the INFINITY project @ Midday Irish time, TUESDAY 08/09/2015Read Now
On this week's MIDDAY SHOW...I will be playing a PRE-RECORDED interview with Yvonne Casburn from The Infinity Project.
Infinity is a social awareness installation project which is taking place on 18th & 19th September as part of Galway City Culture Night.
Brief description of the project:
Based on the premise that we are all Infinitely Connected………we as a collective have come to the conclusion that:
We are directly/indirectly responsible for the FACT that 50 million people are forced to migrate from their home country each year.
Because of this fact we have created this project to raise awareness of forced migration issues within Europe.
We are placing a full size 20 Ft shipping container in Mainguard Street, Galway for a 24 hour period. Eight volunteers will be locked inside the container with only water to drink and a portable loo for waste, simulating the conditions experienced by the victims of forced migration.
The installation is designed to provoke the viewer to stand up and acknowledge their part in the infinite link that perpetuates forced migration
Phillipa Maguire one of the founding members of the Giddy Biddy Collective is going to be one of the eight participants. Here is her statement:
I am very aware and I feel responsible in a personal way for the fact that as I stand on Galway docks and take a deep breath of clean sea air while behind me is industrial waste. This waste is shipped out of Galway every month. Where it goes exactly I don’t know, but similar waste is dumped across the other side of the world where a little old lady crouches outside her makeshift home sifting through this waste which has poisoned her water table and the air she breathes. Seven miles before you come to her village the smell of ammonia is overpowering. She now has to pay for her water, breath in polluted air and her crops won’t grow. When her children are forced to migrate to find a better life they end up coming to my country because I have polluted theirs.
Website is www.infinityproject.ie the facebook page is: Giddy Biddy Collective, email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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