The Storm Called Progress
The experience of contemporary Ireland is one marked by the enormity of the changes taking place on the island. This post-boom landscape is one burdened with the legacy of past failings and challenged by unprecedented and sustained levels of erosion economically. This work explores the landscape image as a site of expression for ideas about place and experience. Adopting the coastline as a metaphor for transitional space, it presents a landscape that is exposed, eroding and fragile, a space where uncertainty abounds. This allegorical series questions modern Ireland tentative future prospects as a place that is increasingly defined by its relationship with the sublime space of globalized economics.
Gordon Ashbridge • Paul Corcoran • Jean Curran • Paul Gaffney • Chai Weston Green • David Hussey • Emma McGuire • Joanna McNulty • Yvette Monahan • Eoin O'Conaill • Rory O'Neill • Francis O'Riordan •