Each evening we see the sun set
“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.” - John Berger
This work was made during my time at How to Flatten a Mountain, a twelve day artist residency at Cow House Studios in Wexford.
The residency took place in rural Ireland, in a place so overwhelmingly familiar to me, it was as though I was looking at memories of my own childhood. Acutely aware that I had never been here before, I tried to make sense of this uncanny feeling that what I was seeing was not really my own, by photographing the place as I experienced it. I gathered together these images in a false bank of memories which has been made into a book, exhibited alongside prints at Rathfarnham Castle as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2017.