The Sky is Down on the Ground

Ta an Spear Anuas ar an Talamh

This work was made in the area surrounding the Sruth Fada Conn estuary, Co. Mayo, Ireland, between 2009 and 2012.

Since 2002 there has been strong resistance to the installation of a raw gas pipeline underneath the estuary. The people I spoke to and the places I visited were in part determined by my interest in this resistance. Spatially, the project is situated within the area where people felt themselves affected.

Over the course of many conversations I became aware of a sense of duration beyond the timescale of oil companies and photographers, of a landscape that constantly changes and never changes. This is my attempt as an outsider to understand what remains.