Bring Your Own Chair – Forecast, Thomastown, Co.Kilkenny
As part of Forecast| curated by Hollie Kearns and Rosie Lynch, and responding to the theme gather, Bring your own Chair was a participative event that explored the potential of public spaces for gathering and sharing space. The people of Thomastown were invited to witness a jam session between musicians, observing their demonstration of cooperation, while they themselves become part of that cooperation. Through the gesture of bringing their own chair the audience engage in a collective action, exploring the potential in the public spaces of Thomastown for gathering and sharing space. Using a number of locations in the centre of the town and exploring a variety of seating formations, this works looks to investigate how the design or layout of public space can impact the way we come together.