Magdalen

(magdalen) 2012

These images engage with the site of the Magdalen Asylum, where girls and women were housed at the Abbotsford Convent, whilst working in the laundries downstairs. The asylum was in operation for approximately 100 years until it was decommissioned in the 1970’s. These rooms are laden with history, and provided a dense and loaded environment within which to make artwork. Using this history as a starting point,
I attempted to activate these spaces using my body, gently testing the physical environment.

3 Lightboxes, 40 x 57 cm. Exhibited as part of Let Me Out, a group exhibition at the Abbotsford Convent. The lightboxes are installed in the decommissioned site of the Magdalen laundries.