Suburban Cookie Collector
Suburban Cookie Collector explores how the South Dublin suburb of Tallaght is constructed, depicted, both celebrated and stigmatised. Inspired by my own upbring in Tallaght it uses a mixture of digital moving image, super 8 films, found VHS footage, photography and the sonic. The work looks at the conditions, events, and histories of Tallaght in an expanded form focusing mainly on the 1990s Celtic Tiger, a period of rapid economic growth, up until its eventual crash in the 2000s. Set against a backdrop of dance music, housing estates, and factories the film is scored by local DJ and producer Al Keegan.
Single channel video installation, 17:24 mins (5 min excerpt)