Point Of Engagement
When cannabis is discussed as a social issue the emphasis often tends to be on the criminal aspect of supply, whilst reasons for the drug's demand in Irish society receive scant attention. This project seeks to initiate a discussion on the topic whilst engaging with the genre of portraiture. It proposes that there are three people involved in creating photographic meaning: subject, photographer and viewer. None can lay claim to the meaning of a portrait; all three enter a transaction and negotiate their own place in the exchange. Using a collaborative approach, the subjects filmed the photographer during an interview on the topic. The piece consists of eleven portraits with text and a video showing one minute of each interview.
Darragh Basquille • Jeffrey Bright • Caroline Callaghan • Darren Campion • Patrick Clarke • Lorna Fitzsimons • Fiona Hackett • Gary Loughlin • Barbara Mac Nelis • Don McNeill Healy • Jennifer Moor • Róisín Morris • Siobhan Ogilvy • Gary Somers • Dianne Whyte •