The Time of Dreaming the World Awake
This photographic body of work is a portrait of a place, a landscape of possibility. This project is based in a small region in Southern France. It centres on the story of Bugarach, the 'magic' mountain. Bugarach was somehow connected to a Mayan prophecy which indicated that the world as we know it, would end on December 21st, 2012. The prophecy claimed that this date would mark the beginning of a new and sublime future for humanity. Bugarach was to be the first bastion of this modern Arcadia. Nothing happened last December, which was to be expected. Despite this, I realised how attractive it was to believe in the possibility of an idyll, even if it only existed in my mind.
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 •