Questioning approaches to development.
In Deirdre’s Public Works, the artist establishes an office in an empty shop in the town’s East Square where visitors could consult research and documents that traced the history of infrastructural and industrial development policies within the region. Eco-village settlements, road development, rail networks and factories funded by speculative foreign investment all featured in an installation accompanied by a moving image work about the history of Shannon Development, a now defunct regional quango that continues to haunt the managerial and bureaucratic regimes of the Mid-West.
Participants: Members of the Askeaton community
Askeaton Contemporary Arts Welcome to the Neighborhood 2015 Residency