Roscommon Arts Centre is to present Project Cleansweep, a critically acclaimed body of work by RAC Contemporary Photography Award winner, Dara McGrath.
This project surveys the landscape of chemical and biological weapons in the British Isles and its continuing legacy, interrogating deliberate state and military encroachment into and appropriation (often secretive ) of the landscape, essentially a massive ‘land grab’.
This bucolic landscape today holds layers of narratives that the security apparatus of the state would prefer not to tell. It is another representation of the impact of state and commercial interests on a rural setting, often causing long-term problems of pollution and abandonment.
The installation opens from April 13 at 6pm. All are welcome.