Venue: The Haven, Bachelors Quay
Dates: 1st to 31st July
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm
My piece ‘I have measured out my life with coffee spoons’ is a six picture story concerned with loneliness, alienation, and the loss of identity in the face of city life.
I come from the countryside and went to school in a small town, when I moved to Dublin for college I was overwhelmed by the metropolis and felt like I had become a faceless member of the constantly moving crowds.
My six picture story explores how post-modern social forces in large cities can ‘chew up’ individuals and make them feel alienated in the most densely populated urban environments.
The images present the conditions of modern city life with a certain degree of pessimism, but at the same time, I think they do acknowledge the possibilities and liberation that city life can afford. In a place where no one knows who you are, using various aspects of consumerism to construct and experiment with identity, you can become whoever you want to be.