'Ur' is a project which seeks to find evidence of the changing use of space over time within the photographer's home of Phibsboro, Dublin. Through re-photographing the same area over a prolonged duration the work seeks out the evidence of the historical shifts which shaped the fabric of this urban space. As if on an archaeological survey, the camera becomes a tool for seeking out ruptures in the linearity of time, points where the past appears to leak into the present. The work treats the built environment of Phibsboro as a palimpsest, whereby the passage of time has built up in layers which may be peeled back to reveal the historical trace in the sedimentary layering of bricks, mortar, and cement.
Ieva Baltaduonyte • Joseph Carr • Brian Cregan • David Doherty • Brendan Grimes • Rachael Hegarty • Caroline McNally • Tracy O'Brien • Sinead O'Neill • Katie O'Neill • Lauren Pritchard • Lyndsey Putt •