Blanket Debt: semiotics of irish home repossessions (2011 - 2012)
Blanket Debt: semiotics of irish home repossessions (2011 - 2012) is a two-fold conceptual artwork. The image and text installation and the concertina book represent the loss of the home through repossession by the banks in the current economic climate. In the installation, the images of the bed function as a metaphor for the home. The taxonomy of beds represents the collective experience of displacement and dislocation, experienced by those who have lost, or those who are about to lose their home. The text offers a local view of the global financial situation, by concentrating on data specific to Ireland. The book juxtaposes images of public protest with advertising imagery and contests the dominant visual narratives to create a critical realism.
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 •