POINTS OF DEPARTURE (2012)

A site-specific project for which we asked local residents of the small town of Askeaton (Co. Limerick, Ireland) to point us to their favorite locations by way of hand-drawn maps. We then (unbeknownst to them) translated their drawings onto granite tablets and installed these plaques at the location where the directions were given. The markers are permanently installed so that future passersby may notice these respective spots as they would commemorative markers or signs and follow the directions for an unexpected journey. None of the maps are precise or to scale, and rather than express an objective point of view, we aimed to capture the personal or subjective understanding of place.

A collaboration with Jess Langley commissioned by Askeaton Contemporary Arts as part of Welcome to the Neighborhood 2012

 

           



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