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)

Perspectives   

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. 

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