In this body of work, I explore left-over memory spaces in post-Soviet places. It is their situatedness and reiteration within the landscape that I find intriguing. Soviet-era monuments which once took centre-stage, now they occupy mostly left-over spaces. As memory residua, they occupy a place that is not a place. They embody aspects of liminality; visible but unseen, valuable but not valued, everywhere and nowhere. They appear at odds with a landscape that increasingly reflects the socio-economic and political progress of more recent times. A sense of their growing impermanence is evident, as both nature and socio-economic progress gradually encroach upon the space they occupy, reinforcing this sense of placelessness.
Laurie Campbell • Anne Cassidy • Laura Curran • Gavin Oliver Devine • Tim Doak • Robert Ellis • Michael Farrelly • Clare Gallagher • Andrew Horsman • Christine Redmond • Anthony Rush •