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House Rules
Chris Finnegan

House Rules Chris Finnegan

House Rules
Chris FinneganHouse Rules
Chris Finnegan



Edition of 200
36 pages
148 × 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


The photographs in House Rules present participatory acts and events that unfolded over a fixed period of time in a family home. All images adhere to the parameters that they must have been made in this home, during the five year period of occupation and must be representations of real-life, unstaged occurrences. The resulting series illustrates the experience of shared living in a family context. Events of work, learning, creativity and play form a collaborative lexicon here, with various themes recurring over time. The ownership of these events are left without demarcation; hinting at the question of whether the domestic can be considered an arena for the collaborative making of meaning and performative co-action.

About the Artist
Chris Finnegan is a visual artist and educator based in Cork whose practice explores common phenomena and occurrences, primarily through lens-based media.The mundane qualities of objects and events are often exploited and presented with a pseudo-scientific rigour.
Permutations, sequencing and progressions are employed, sometimes logically.Throughout the work, the photographic image can be seen to occupy two simultaneous states; empirical artefact and conceptualist proposition.

About the Series
TLP Editions are an ongoing collection of contemporary photographic projects in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications by PhotoIreland. These A5 sized booklets present a standard format throughout the series, with 36 pages each, a cover with a text block of under 140 words that introduces the project, and the title and the artist name only available on the contra cover. The project creates a node of opportunities as it allows photographers to enter the publishing arena, while facilitating access to contemporary artistic practices to the general public.

About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation to stimulate a dialogue around photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.