Limerick, Ireland

Derek O’Sullivan


Stories are an easy way of explaining what we want to say. We give our audience something they can relate to. We create characters that they can see themselves as. The reason we tell these stories is to make ourselves seem greater, that we know and understand the world better than others. All stories of heaven and God and the existence of an afterlife are simply an extension of our survival instincts, our attempts to portray ourselves as fitter sexual partners for the purpose of procreation. I feel that I understand this, and so I take the stories of others that they feel have meaning and I basically discredit them, in my own mind at least. I do this because I feel that there is no meaning, that we have only been fooled by our genetics.

(Text: on the border of each other catalogue, 2003)

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