Sinéad Curran SITCHENSIS @ Linen Hall Arts Centre
This exhibition explores the forest landscape from a period of plantation to maturation. The title derives from the Picea sitchensis or the Sitka spruce, a conifer introduced from Canada to Irish forestry in the early 1900s by Augustine Henry. A dialogue emerges between the plantation landscape and the built environment that examines the way people observe and relate to the natural landscape. In the photographs a building acts as a metaphor for a childhood/idealistic narrative from one of displacement: a space of uncertainty and disillusionment. The installation sheds lights on the tragic conflict, while the film underpins the construct of cultural acceptance. Original text by Sue Rainsford will accompany the exhibition.