In Search of a Previous Line
In Search of a Previous Line is a body of work that explores the connection between the experience of contemporary women who are climbers, with that of the Irish mountaineer, author, and photographer Elizabeth le Blond in the late nineteenth century. This project seeks to recognize and demonstrate her contribution to female climbing and the inspiration she provides to women in a male-dominated sport. Through combining the artist's personal experiences as a climber with a revisiting of Elizabeth's stories and photographs, it reconsiders and re-presents the material traces of former climbs and events as a mode of acknowledgment as a process of excavation and enquiry.
Sophie Barr • Niamh Hannon • Grace Kiernan • Karl Leonard • Lauren McKenna • Mel OReilly • Daniel Siberry • Francesco Taurisano • Roisin White •