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Furglan National School.

Forgleann, Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland.

Jacinta Sheerin writes:

One Summer afternoon on the coast of Lahinch, a bird flew into a classroom and hurt his wing. A little boy, Cian Vaughan, cupped it in his hands until the bird got strong and was able to fly away. My son Adam Wall (top) looked on at his classmate rescuing the bird and when he got home that evening, he wrote a poem called HOPE.

The film was made by Alex Gill from Cracking Light Productions in Ennistymon. It features Adam reading his poem as well as his classmates sharing their hope for the future.

Furglan National School

‘I Hope’ (2021) by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota: 10,000 letters suspended by red threads in the nave of Berlin’s König Galerie.

The letters are notes from people all over the world sharing their dreams for the future after a year in lockdown. Two wire boats appear to float upward at their centre, evoking a sense of travel into some unknown, hopefully better future..

You may recall the artist’s 2015 project that made similar metaphoric use of housekeys.