Describing Architecture

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Manument / Caitriona Moloney


Photograph with white marker
297 x 210 mm

Public Space is decorated with emblems and symbols associated with power. Described as being ‘Conspicuously inconspicuous’ by Robert Mussil, monuments seem to disappear into the grain of the city and act as though they have always been. Monuments can be viewed as concrete iterations of power, to reinforce and hold in place the ideals of the powerful. If this is so the selection of those commemorated in figurative monuments are chosen and depicted in a careful way.

Manument emerged as a response to research carried out in this area, focused on establishing what ideals are manifest in the representation of women through public statuary in Dublin.