Non - Natives
Non-Natives investigates the origins of plants found in Northern Irish offices. Commonly used as interior ornaments, they ultimately reveal their transformation of the psychological spaces they occupy. The ability of these natural organisms to alter a worker's mood and office atmosphere is depicted in contrast with their artificial and sterile environment. Exposing the origins of plants leads us to question the effects of humanitarian movement on nature. The exotic origins behind everyday scenes become a metaphor for the continuous migrant culture of Northern Ireland. Migrants to this country have been plagued with negative assumptions about their effect on the economy and workforce. These plants become representations of migrants to our country positively contributing to the workforce.
Charlotte Allen • Sara Bak • Rachel Beattie • Eimear Campbell • Cory Caughey • Lauren Coulter • Christine Curran • Chris Erwin • John Fitzgerald • Matthew Gordon • Annabel Graham • Ryan Horner • Jamie Johnston • Ruth Kelly • Gerarda Mc Glone • Lucy Rehill • Joy Wells •