Now these Streets have a New Story to tell
This photographic series explores the visual culture of ‘development hoardings’ in Dublin 2020. New construction developments use hoardings to hide works on private land yet outwardly project images of finished developments into public space. The effect of these stylised images can be seen to reinforce the dominance of the real-estate industry and render works as normal and inevitable. Hoardings ‘naturalise’ the city as a playground for the transnational corporations with questionable interest in local urban society. Richard Stearn is a native Dubliner. His photography based work captures the depictions, anomalies and impact of such hoarding imagery. Visiting multiple building sites the series explores the act of image creation and the boundaries between public and private spaces.
Josie Doyle • Bart Kierzkowski • Mariana Matos • John McManus • Andy Osborn • Richard Stearn •