My work explores human sensory perception and architectural provisional spaces. I connect them to allow the viewer to recognise and interpret a familiar place. Experiences of loss, nostalgia and forgotten pasts are suggested through my use of transparent layers of imagery that are transformed unexpectedly. These photographs focus on the old Cork Airport Terminal that closed in 2006. The loss of this place itself and the loss of identity in places like this creates some kind of memorial and triumph of travel as a commodity, rather than a personal journey. This is a reaction to our modern world. I aim to create ambiguous expanded photographs for the viewer to recall the peripheral by putting my photographs in layers of glass. I focus on spaces that are in the midst of current, perpetual transformation, a non-space. This can be an indication of possible displacement. This can occur when one is confronted with the reality of reflecting on what once was.
Padraic Barrett • Aoife Claffey • Gemma Harris • Katie Kirwan • Sean O'Donnell • Niamh Swanton •