‘Suspended State’ offers new visual conceptualizations of the materialized emptiness of abandoned industrial spaces in Ireland.
The work presents an abstract dialogue between geometric surfaces, the spatial history of each location, and the traditions of Irish landscape photography itself. The representations themselves are, in effect, ironized and anti-pastoral. Stylistically, the images suggest abstract paintings and play with a sense of scale and vision - estranged views, micro, macro, forensic, reconnissance-type perspectives of each space.
The work, in essence, references the disturbing transformations of the Irish landscape into an empty terrain of anonymous and empty man-made patterns, structures and forms. What remains is an abandoned alien universe, dislodged from the reality of everyday economic, social and cultural use-values, where only traces of activity and habitation exist.