Landing Site

2008

Landing Site is a series of 50 photographic postcards of landing sites along the coastline of Cork Harbour, a natural harbour and river estuary located at the mouth of the River Lee in Cork, Ireland.

These sites demarcate a threshold between land and sea, between use value and nature. Encompassed are spaces of public, private residential, military, commercial, derelict, conservation and ad hoc terrain. In the year 2000, areas in the harbour were designated as Special Protected Areas for the conservation for wildlife birds. These postcards document an ever evolving profile of the harbour and complex ecosystem of invested interests from economic, to heritage and ecological conservation.

The project was produced during the Cork Harbour Project Artist Residency programme (2007-2008), bringing together local, national and international artists, with scientists, naturalists, activists, and environmental groups from the Cork harbour area in a research laboratory setting.

The residency culminated in a group exhibition, Beyond Myth in the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co Cork.

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