My work investigates the liminality of spaces that lie on the fringes of cities and towns within contemporary Ireland. I want to explore what makes these places in particular liminal in context to more recent historical events in Ireland which saw a drastic decline within its economy. In the current day there appears to be an economic revival which is leaving these peripheral spaces in a state of liminality while the central locals are being modernised. I utilise lens based media to question how these outer boundaries came to be in this state of despair and what the future holds for these areas within our modern transforming landscape. These now impersonal relics of past and present on the periphery form a sort of hybrid non-place which exist alongside one another due to austere conditions.
Padraic Barrett • Aoife Claffey • Gemma Harris • Katie Kirwan • Sean O'Donnell • Niamh Swanton •