Placing Home (work-in-progress)
Eglinton Hotel in Salthill, Galway, on the West Coast of Ireland, was once a popular seaside resort hotel, with an enviable view across Galway Bay towards the Clare Hills and the Aran Islands. Since 2000 it has been a Direct Provision centre, housing families from many different countries seeking asylum.
Traces, with Marisa Garreffa (work-in-progress)
Born out of Marisa Garreffa's "Rituals of Healing" series, in which she explores through live ritual her own history as a survivor of violence, Marisa and I reflected on traces and residues of trauma, creating images that spoke directly to memory: fragments, elements, emotions and echoes.
The Fragile Oasis
The air was yellow, hazy and gritty. Rivulets of dust danced across the sand and violent gusts of wind flicked and puckered the peaks of the dunes. There was nothing to be done except sit it out. The sandstorm was a stark reminder of the uncompromising power of the desert; of its hostility even, as well as its fragility.