Unused & Unloved | October - November 2011 | Dublin 8
Unused & Unloved was a group exhibition examining concepts of neglect, desertion, abandonment or disuse.
O’Donoghue’s photographs catalogued the ultimate in abandoned places – Chernobyl – whilst Quinn’s images examined the vast discarded vortex of plastic in the Pacific Ocean, commenting on our disposable society and the wider issue of the global environment.
Unused & Unloved also included interventions by PrettyvacanT Dublin: A gallery activated through Smartphone QR Codes helps populate empty space by merging it into virtual space. Elsewhere, the ‘Mapping Vacant Space’ project encourages people to catalogue and geo-tag empty properties in Ireland.
The artists were: Lily Cahill | Helen Caird | Kieran O’Donoghue | Blaithin Quinn | Karoline Reichardt | Steve Ryan | Becky Sheldon | John J Twomey
Unused & Unloved took place at Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane, D8 from 29th October until 11th November
Unused and Unloved was brought to you in association with Fumbally Exchange and was part of Innovation Dublin 2011, which took place across Dublin from 17th October to 18th November. The festival demonstrated Dublin’s capacity to inspire, interact and innovate.
Unused & Unloved was featured in TheJournal.ie , Le Cool and on the Dave Fanning Show.