That we were to wait
45.5 x 45.5cm
This an analogue 20 minute photographic exposure made at night at a beach just outside Dublin city. The artificial lights installed along the beach illuminate the crashing waves of the Irish Sea, creating a surreal colour and glow. They become ephemeral traces of a continuous but momentary action. Within the diffused form of the waves, the shadow of the artist and camera apparatus are visible, representing the position of both unidentified waiting protagonist and the technical witness that allows the physical embodiment of duration to take place. The title originates from Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The character Estragon questions if he and Vladimir are in the right place to meet Godot.