Night after night we imagine a kindness that we have shared with others throughout the day. We fall asleep, without accounting for any unkind and biased judgments we have made in the past waking hours. Sometimes we are unaware of these microaggressions and their lingering effects on others, and sometimes we simply don't care. This project explores the anxieties which still haunt me in relation to my body and are a consequence of how I have been treated by either certain individuals or by society as a whole. These self-portraits examine how certain acts of unkindness in public have permeated my consciousness and how they still manifest in my private life, years later, even when I am alone.
Lynn Atkinson • Aisling Cahill • Lorna Collins • Caroline Connaughton • Sharon Dempsey • Violetta Gorkina • David Greene • Anna Janiszewska • Suzi Sue Kelly • William Kelly • Sharon Murphy • Marie Murray • Edel NicCaba • Linda Plunkett • Aideen Roche • Claire Ryan • Ivan Rynn • Karl Sheridan • Anna Thompson • Kyle Tunney • Sarah Wallace • Mark Ward •