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and resonance of each chosen site to be manifested in their physical environs through presenting a selection of historical documents in their original contexts.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)Back to Artists