Unquiet crosses the invisible border in the Irish Sea. Photographed on passenger ferries traversing the contested water between Ireland and Great Britain as boundaries and borders are re-drawn, the work is a meditation on the fragility of identity and assumed freedoms. In disrupting the seascapes with the ship’s architecture, the viewer is challenged to question their own place in the myriad identities that are associated with the Irish Sea, as shifting borders & changing Empires conspire to throw people’s lives off-course. Ports & ferries hold a complex place in our society. The photographs seek to illuminate the Irish Sea as a place between places, vulnerable to change, as political & social forces conspire to disrupt the status quo.
Poras Dhakan • Roz Doherty • Blaž Gutman • Brendan Keogh • Shauna Kinchella • Joe Laverty • Teresa Lyle • Aidan O'Neill • Denis O’Shea • Eddie Ryan • Mike Sager • Clara Scullion •