Information on Róisín Power Hackett’s upcoming publication (Essay + Photos) The Irish House: A Psychogeographical Map and the Fund It Campaign to produce it.
The Fund It Campaign will take place for one month during September/October 2017. Fund It is an Irish crowd funding website. For more information about how it works click on the link above. Anyone who donates 15 euro or more to Róisín’s project will receive a copy of the publication as well as other original artworks by the artworks. See images below for examples of awards and WATCH THIS SPACE for more information to come.
The Publication, The Irish House: A Psychogeographical Map will be launched at Waterford City Library in February 2018.
‘The Irish House: A Psychogeographical Map, is an essay and series of photographs published together that chart my journey, after eleven years of absence, through my grandparent’s old house and drapery shop in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Situated on Bridge Street, the Medieval street of the town, the building is more than two hundred years old and slowly collapsing into decay. What I recount as I travel through the myriad of crumbling rooms draws on Guy Debord’s psychogeography and Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space (1957). Psychogeography is, ‘the study of the specifics effects of the geographical environment, consciously or not, on the emotions or behaviours of the individual’, (Coverly, 2006, p.93). Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space, speaks of the intimate spaces of our lives and how we react to them or recall them. In addition the essay studies the palimpsests of the building, tracing its history from the early nineteenth century until today, having housed an inn, postal establishment, livery, pub and finally drapery shop. The Irish House: A Psychogeographical Map, uncovers my personal and imaginative connection to this interior; a trove of childhood memories and retro decoration, encased a nineteenth century structure. The publication is hand bound in a variety of old wallpaper that was found in the house.’
The Irish House: A Psychogeographical Map publication is partially funded by Artlinks (Waterford City & County Council) and was partially facilitated by a Callan Workhouse Union research residency (January 2017). The publication will be hand bound by Barbara Hubert Book Binding Cork.