Jane L Kelly
Object of Desire

The deepening housing crisis, the management of the construction of the new children's hospital and metered parking in Drumcondra led to an investigation into the privatization of space. Joyce's Ulysses provided a personal portal. The pieces contain subtle reference to Dublin's tenement era. The elements involved in house construction are presented as an assemblage that provokes memories of economic collapse after the Celtic Tiger. A spectre haunts the framework, the failure of economic relations teased out during analysis of space and prostitution. All constituent materials for construction are presented to the viewer, but this alone does not produce the dwelling.

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture)

1 of 5 Object of Desire
2 of 5 Caps Off to the Children’s Hospital
3 of 5: Where’s it gone?
4 of 5 Object of Desire - Foundations
5 of 5 Object of Desire – Becky, Pauline and Julie