“You cannot see us but we are still here. Ghosts and fairies are moods and modes of one’s feeling for the Earth; they wax and wane with our desires and delusions.” - Tim Robinson
Acknowledging that architecture is an accretion of inherited ideas and meanings, ‘Broken Stones’ explores the place of physical objects as conduits for connecting people to the sublime. Founded on research gathered on sites of folklore around Lough Corrib, the exhibition seeks to make visible layers of mythology latent in this landscape. In the past, landscapes were revered and feared; rocks added to piles, scraps tied to fairy trees, generating attitudes of exchange rather than exploitation. Over time stories change, meanings are twisted and appropriated, landmarks lost and destroyed; each object is perpetually lost and renewed through its interpretation by people. Through exploring architecture and its narrative potential as a means to reconcile our identity with land, the exhibition meditates on how built forms and materials take on meaning in the contemporary world.
Artists Talk at 1pm 05 October in Mick Lally Theatre, Foyer
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. Established in Galway in 2017, it invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. We aim to demonstrate how design enhances everyday life and to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.