The Transcendence of Innocent Objects
Sebastian F. Mahon
Designed by Ángel Luis González Fernández.
Edition of 200
148 × 210 mm
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Remembering the past always comes with an image or view attached. The Transcendence of Innocent Objects uses this premise to examine humankind’s continual forging of polymorphous stories. Exploring the remote Gaeltacht region of Gleann Cholm Cille, south-west Donegal, an ever-changing environment which is the site of 6,000-year-old pagan monuments, a humbling coastline and everyday artefacts dating back to the 18th century.
The photographer observes the many remnants of historical and cultural heritage found in the area. The series is an anthropological and archaeological study of the region, providing a lyrically woven narrative to accompany those already embedded in the landscape. The images which look to the present, engage with traces of the past, reminding us that we are all just passing through.
This publication was produced as part of the Inspirational Arts Award 2020, where each finalist received a TLP Edition of their graduate project. Sebastian F Mahon represented Griffith College Dublin.
About the Artist
Sebastian F. Mahon (b. 1992, Dublin) is a photographic artist from Dublin, Ireland. He is a founding member of AGORA Collective and editor of AGORA Magazine.
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 that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.