At The Library Project
7pm 20 May
Taking place in the same local Dublin streets as i and ON, End. is a collaborative work from Eamonn Doyle, Niall Sweeney and David Donohoe. Though apparently the concluding work of a trilogy, End. actively opens up the relationship of the three books, their collected imagery and subject matters. Built around the photographs of Doyle, it also includes illustration and sound elements by Sweeney and Donohoe respectively.
In i, Doyle presented a sequence of images depicting unknowable figures enveloped entirely in their own interior landscape of street, poised in silent choreography. We focussed on the patterns, colours and shapes of wool, polyester, and a certain amount of dust. ON’s black & white giants convulse across the pages, bracing the hard Dublin light. The texture and volumes of the city and the people are somehow hewn from the same rock, though they strike out against it.
End. gives equal significance to the city and its population, but here their combined forces collectively and continuously morph each other in order to survive. Individual journeys of everyday life are compacted repetitively into the same streets. Dubliners wear away at the constructed autonomy of their city, while the streets themselves become a kind of sculptural mental State. End. unfolds like a series of maps — loops of time and place — revealing a city whose concrete is as plastic as the movement of its inhabitants.