About the Book
This book starts out as a memory; a glimpse at two pre-mature babies whose chances of survival were slim and ends hopeful; two young women sharing the same experiences, in different ways but still connected by common history.
Aisling Keavey (1991) is a photographic artist based between London and Dublin. Her work has been exhibited in London and Dublin. Keavey’s current practice is concerned with issues of personal and conflict history, the Irish Diaspora, collective history, post-coloniailsm and subversions of historical narrative. These themes are manifested through investigative image-based works that aim to inform the audience of these themes. By using photography and celluloid film, Aisling is concerned with the materiality of the image, the process through which the image is made, using this process as a metaphor and informing and subverting the audience’s perception of a work. With recent projects, by using sociological methods of enquiry, interview, ethnographic style of photographing, she endeavours to extract the locus of memory for the Diaspora and to trace their collective and personal histories through journeys undertaken.