Clean Slate Kids
Grounded in the perspective of a ‘cease-fire baby’ and as a woman living in a persistently religious society, Clean Slate Kids communicates the tension of what we have inherited in post-Agreement Northern Ireland. The paradoxes of aftermath depicted integrate symbols of maintained territorial codes and religious iconography. When asked if my work is akin to “picking at a wound”, it struck me that the phrase typically refers to a “scab”. A scab forms over the wound as it heals. To heal, a wound must be cleaned –which hurts. A wound left uncleaned, or with dressings unchanged, festers. Clean Slate Kids is a means of studying what is healing or what is festering in Northern Ireland, and by extension, in myself.
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 •