Out of a Dense Fog
Ireland's identity in the 21st century, as promoted by the state sponsored tourist board, is based on clichéd and iconic images. Hidden beneath this official portrayal is a multiplicity of confused experiences: life in the aftermath of the so called celtic tiger economy, the contention of authenticity and national identity in a globalized world, and an attachment to a romantic past. If we avert our gaze from the officially sanctioned narrative this subtext becomes more apparent. This series of images of a re-imagined Ireland is guided by history, poetry and my personal memories. Each recorded moment is raw and unscripted. Presented in book form, and combined with text, they question the uncertain future facing the people of this country.
Philipp Ammon • Jane Baker • Lewis Bush • Will Clarkson • Bernadette Keating • Noriko Takasugi •