Alison Baker Kerrigan
'Beneath the Surface'
Waiting for medical results of a loved one can slow down time, until, it almost stops. The irony of hoping for a 'negative' result, indicates the difficulty for patients and families to maintain a clear perspective. Is it possible to be optimistic? In August 2009 my sister Cliona underwent her first routine mammogram with BreastCheck Ireland, two weeks later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. An immediate overwhelming intensity to immortalise every moment swept into our everyday. 'Beneath the Surface' attempts to permeate the physical and emotional experiences of such a journey. Exposing what is often denied to the public gaze this collaborative work suggests notions of a different perception on cancer. Cliona is now cancer-free and 100% optimistic.
Alison Baker Kerrigan • Dominique Beyens • Lyndsey Browe • Marcus Cassidy • Monika Chmielarz • Sabrina Colley • Madeleine Collins • Cait Fahey • Aoife Forrestal • Megan Gallagher • Jasmina Jasinska • Christine Ann Jones • Henning Koestler • Jason Lowe • Claudi Nir • Lucy Nuzum • Orla O'Brien • Diarmuid O'Riordan • Amy Petherbridge • Giorgia Pistoia • Amy Plant • Niamh Raftery • Lynn Rothwell • Eoin Shiel • Louise Slevin •