Aisling O’Beirn – Nicknames and Unseen Places

December 5, 2007 at 10:59 pm Leave a comment

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Part of Aisling O’Beirn’s art practice involves investigating people’s relationship with particular places. She is especially interested in the type of information that does not appear on city maps – information and nick names for local places and landmarks gathered from around a given city.

She has reserached this ongoing project in Galway, Limerick, Belfast and Dublin, which results in a series of  official-looking ‘street signs’ of   these nick names being located around the city.

‘The project is driven from an interest in how nicknames for places and landmarks help map and describe the urban fabric of the city, and how maps are like editorial documents where select information is included or left out according to the maps function.’ see here

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