Niamh McCartney, 2009 / Lorna Robertson
Text works exploring the crossing over between everyday fact and fiction and the area that exists between them.
As with many of my poster works, Niamh McCartney explores the ‘use’ of products and purchasing decisions, and the relationship this economic activity has with emotive reactions and experiences. In line with these thoughts, I became interested in producing text objects as means of communication, exploring language in its printed form and presentational formats. The narratives emerge by drawing on the condition of the anecdote and the act of recollecting, sharing and passing on, particularly the crossing over between everyday fact and fiction and the area that exists between them.
This particular work is based on a story told to me by my friend Niamh McCartney, who received this offer from an intoxicated older man, whilst working in a clothes shop on the Irish Border.
Subsequently Niamh did not take him up on his offer.
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