The Clearance emerged in response to the process of clearing out the former family home following the death of my grandfather. As the memory of a bygone generation is obscured and reduced to fragmentary belongings, possessions, and photographs, what remains is an absurd and incomplete miscellany. Through juxtaposing my own photographs with archival imagery and artefacts, this work draws from the emotional processes that occur upon the piecing together of histories and memories that do not belong to me. The Clearance presents an unresolved, fictionalised narrative, animated by the potency of imagination, and serves as a final lamentation for the departed in question. A futile attempt to know the unknowable, and an opportunity to invent the past.
Mark Dupré • Sarah-Jane Kehoe • Indigo Lewisohn • Sarah Louise Lordan • Aoife Louise • Simon Meagher • Leon Nevill Gallagher • Patrick O'Byrne • Amber O'Shea • Chlöe-Louise Scanlan •