Artist Statement - Christine Carey


My exhibition "TURAS" is from a series of photographs of a large empty factory that once housed a workforce, "Semperit" tyre factory in Ballyfermot. The aluminum sculpture Turas is a commemoration in three dimensional form, a connection of the past to the present. Torn fabrics once covered the body of the remains, bellowing in the winds, revealing the reflective surface of steel beneath. It was a portrait in solid form. it portrayed a visual for me of a life and of memories once held there. The derelict site is now an isolated building with an energy and identity still present. Holding traces of narratives that are interwoven and embedded into the fabric of the site. My work attempts to cross over and connect my architectural imagery with the ageing of memory, a movement and link between time and space.