Threading Place Outdoor Exhibition
Threading Place is a site-specific visual-art project. Through the mediums of photography and public space, it uncovers the varied interpersonal connections that form the backbone of rural communities in County Wicklow. Further, it discovers the relationships to place that are vital to their well-being.
The project charts the interpersonal connections that exist in the county: a person is photographed in a location in Wicklow that is important to them. They then nominate a ‘connection’ of theirs, who is subsequently photographed in their chosen special place. A sonic record and interview is also taken at each site. The thread continues until the project has documented five people, all of whom are connected in different ways. This is repeated three times, to develop a body of work covering 14 people.
The outdoor exhibition is staged in three public spaces in Wicklow Town - the Black Castle, Barrow Green and at the beginning of the Murrow River Walk. Viewers can engage with the photography, visually and sonically. The exhibition is experienced by walking through the town, discovering the portraits and by listening to a sonic composition at each site (via QR code).
Audio recordings are available via QR code. It is recommended that viewers carry smartphone + headphones to access.
The sites are level and the exhibition can be viewed from accessible public pathways. Some parts of the exhibition are to be viewed from grassed areas.