N/A - AV0180
Presentation on the artist's website:
"The Point of Deliverance, The Ledge of the Cormorant, The Thieving Ledge, The Speckled Cliff, The Three Hags of the Promontory, The Big Spur, The Fool’s Hollow, The Cliff of the Eagles, are the English translations of the remembered given Irish Language names of specific headlands, rock formations, handed down in the Oral History of the Erris Peninsula, North Mayo, Ireland.
A visual interpretation of the work of local historians, Treasa Ní Ghearraigh and Uinsíonn Mac Graith who have researched and published, The Placenames and Heritage of Dún Chaocháin. Drawing on living memory and local history, they have recorded the given names assigned to rock formations, cliffs and areas of land before they pass out of the vocabulary of everyday life.
In the making of these photographs, personal challenges have been confronted, examined and questioned. Is there an emotion between the mesmeric and pure fear? Does the scale of the drop from the cliff edge to the dark water below become subsumed in the tantalizing detail which demands your attention? Just a breath of a footstep too near to the edge. Is the wind a little high? Is that gust you feel at your back too strong? Is there the emotion which is a cross between exhilaration and tiredness? Have you just been out there too long in the wild open space, no boundaries, time only marked by the passage of the sun to its setting place, chasing shadows and highlights across the headlands? Alone you must make the decision and chose the correct time to walk back from the edge, to the calm embrace of flat bogland and a less harsh wind."
This handmade photobook is in a limited edition of 40 numbered copies.
It is made of a 32-page Leporello (accordion-fold) presenting 16 photographs. A 4-page insert includes map, index, thumbnails of the 16 images with geographical co-ordinates, and a short text of presentation.
NB : We will provide some images from the carrousel in higher definition at your request
.This book is on pre-order, it will be available by the end of April.
32 pages - Hardcover
Blink Editions, 2016 (40 copies)
*Signed & Numbered*
New - Mint condition
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