Poshya Kakl, Anne Bean, Vlasta Delimar, Efi Ben-David, Sinead O'Donnell
Reflecting on how intense, wider political context inevitably sculpts work, Anne Bean, who grew up in Zambia, has invited artists from Ireland, Israel, Croatia and Kurdistan-Iraq to collaborate.
PAVES was a year long collaboration between the artists supported by British Council's Creative Collaboration programme and Arts Council England, March 09 – March 10. The overall aim of the Creative Collaborations programme is to enrich the cultural life of Europe and its surrounding countries and to build trust and understanding across communities by generating dialogue and debate.
PAVES spent one week in each other’s country and developed work together for the duration of a year. Poshya was not been permitted by visa to travel for the project so she participated from her home in Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq. All five artists have yet to meet and work together physically. 'Crossing Zones’ is an interface that enables PAVES continue to collaborate through Frontiers, borders, demarcations, boundaries, barriers, bureaucracy, officialdom, laws, regulations and rules. For further information about the PAVES project please see www.annebean.net.