Limerick, Ireland
Seán Lynch, Limerick Action no. 2, 2003, photocopy of drawing (ed. 2), 73 x 104 cm

Sean Lynch


The Limerick Action series concerns itself with the exposure of the hidden narratives and resonance of each chosen site to be manifested in their physical environs through presenting a selection of historical documents in their original contexts. Think of these gestures as a shock therapy of sorts, rejuvenating and reinvigorating a stronger awareness of public space in each individual site. The public is asked to compare and contrast the former and present at each place, in an attempt to create a critique that questions economic and social narratives in relation to urban growth and its resulting architecture.

By exposing the existence of Roche’s Hanging Gardens* to a larger audience, I hope a perspective is evoked that shows the immense possibilities of the built environment, even in quite a peripheral location such as Limerick, and I question why Limerick’s architecture today often denies itself that function.

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

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