Foto-grafik project continued. Themes of Destruction, Erasure and Memory.
A series of old found photographs of bombsites in Oostend, Belgium was the starting point for this work. The destruction and dismantling of something, the blank space left in history, the erasure of communities and people's lives, and the space left for memory, individual and collective, and new narrative to develop. This resonates with the themes in O'Donaghue's work, war and it's destruction, found photographs of his father's during the first world war, and how individual and collective memory is constructed.