visual artist

Suburban Cookie Collector

2018



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)