Memorials Of Prosperity
'Memorials of Prosperity' aims to re-contextualise the changing facade of contemporary Dublin through a modernist visual aesthetic of 1920's aesthetic. Questioning the design features and perceptual experience of what is loosely called contemporary architecture in Dublin during the late 2000s of the final years of the 'Celtic Tiger'. Before the economy went bust Ireland was in what appeared to be a moment of unending prosperity. Taking inspiration from the works of Vera Lutter and Ed Ruscha and referencing the graphic novelist Frank Miller, the idea here was to create a timeless graphical image of Dublin. A technique of solarization has been used to invert the images and our preconceptions about prosperity, reminding us that all good things do come to an end.
Kathrin Baumbach • Catherine Coleman • Eoin Comiskey • Stephen Comiskey • Holly Cullen • Sean Englishby • Deirdre Finnerty • Darek Fortas • Deirdre Haughney • Tony Kinlan • Caitriona Lawless • Aileen Miller • Sean Murphy • Cornelia Nauenberg • Liisa Neste • Noel Noblett • Clive O'Donohoe • Ciara O'Halloran • Sarah Orr • Gillian Prenderville • Paddy Ryan • Ciúin Tracey • Anna Wickham •