Seamus Nolan

Seamus Nolan (b.1978, Ireland)

My own work stems from a desire to interrogate ideas of the local, of knowledge, and social value systems, I am very interested in identity formation and how the physical space and the built environment becomes a catalyst for a kind of communal coherence. A form of identity politics rooted in both the aesthetic and the experiential. Taking for example the smaller sovereign states or contested islands I am interested in how this difference is presented and performed in the public sphere, in locating differing forms of publicness, consensus and contention within everyday activity.