Artists: Robyn Backyn, Andre Dekker, Graham Eatough, Nigel Helyer and Jennifer Turpin.
Curators: Katja Aßmann, Michael Cohen, Lorenzo Mele
Commissioning Partners: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Glasgow Life (UK) and Urbane Künste Ruhr
Michael Cohen initiated an international partnership with curators and artists from five different countries to create Nomanslanding. This was a five-year process from its inception to its final showing of the work in Glasgow during June 2017.
This project was initiated via an arts laboratory process called “Dirt Blood and Water” which brought together artists, urban planners, historians, maritime archaeologists and architects. The laboratory investigated ways in which the arts could be used to galvanise three cities’ connections to their respective waterways. Nomanslanding was the joint $1.6million co-commission that performed to over 27,000 people in Germany, Scotland and Australia.
The Darling Harbour season(2015)
The “making of” Nomanslanding: