This work investigates the relationship between a post-conflict society and its inability to deal with the political past. An inability to accept the wrongs done, an attempt to camouflage and conceal. It was this ethos that produced the smoke screen of SHOP?. These follies were produced to hide reality for those who cared to look, and to protect the soft underbelly of government laid bare by hereditary incompetence. Was this the truth that was being hidden? Or just a continuance, to address important issues within the broken society in which these facades endure. The illusion that is SHOP? is a representation of our post-conflict society, polished to look as if normality prevails, whilst behind, distrust and sectarianism gestate.
Gerry Blake • Paul Coffey • Paul Dickinson • Will Eames • Aisling McCoy •