Words, Titles and Names

December 5, 2007 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Today’s workshop focused on the possible use of text and image in the group’s postcards, moving on from simple captions. We looked at photographers in the original exhibition who had used combinations of photography and text – Willie Doherty, Martin Parr, Mick O’Kelly. 

We also looked at two public art commissions by Aileen Lambert (commissioned by Wexford County Council) and Etain O’Carroll (Roscommon County Council’s Haiku Poetry and Photographer in Residence programmes).  Both of these projects resulted in small scale printed matter, and reflected on ways of presenting the local knowledge that comes with knowing a place intimately – stories, meetings, memories, nicknames. The discussion of nicknames led to Aisling O’Beirn’s artwork and a conversation about Ballymote nicknames, and if they might be too ‘offensive’ to be put on postcards…  

A discussion of possible titles for the project and final publication yielded the following suggestions:  

Behind the Seen

Totally Neglected Territories (TNT)


We’ll be making our final decision next week, along with finishing the individual postcards, deciding together on the selection of the final dozen, and discussing design and distribution. 


Entry filed under: Diary.

Catch Up Aisling O’Beirn – Nicknames and Unseen Places

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

December 2007
« Nov   Mar »

%d bloggers like this: