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Lab 7.5: Hedgerow Series Brian Flynn

March 28, 2008 - March 28, 2008

Drawing from childhood experiences in South Armagh, Northern Ireland, Brian Flynn explores a specific event in the conflict between the IRA and the English army:  the assassination of a British undercover agent, Robert Nairac.  Using the artist?s own Super 8 film footage, and key scenes depicted in carpet underlay, a material typically hidden from view except at the beginning and end of its purpose, Brian Flynn explores the meaning of these deeply significant political and personal events.

Irish carpet underlay image process:
Flynn uses a graphics editor to discard any identifying symbols colour or features. After printing the resulting images onto transparencies, he projects them onto the underlay and traces their form, then cuts out the rubber in the negative space.

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