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Viewfinder (2008)

24 July to 20 September, 2008
Viewfinder, a sited poem in a shed beside the Barracks, Cootehall, County Roscommon, Ireland.


A trick on the old and new Cootehalls (involving mirrors).


Viewfinder was part of AFTER, a series of public art interventions which addressed the unprecedented effects of Ireland's recent economic boom on the rural landscape. Facilitated by a TRADE international artist in residence program, five artists living in Leitrim and Roscommon (Carol Ann Connolly, Gareth Kennedy, Alice Lyons, Anna MacLeod and Christine Mackey) worked for a year with New-York based artist Alfredo Jaar. The events in AFTER were the results of this residency. AFTER was funded by the arts offices of Leitrim and Roscommon county councils and The Arts Council/An Chomhaire Ealaíon