Hehir & Noonan Collaborations
Brides is series of staged photographs and video work https://youtu.be/C_q7JKNilmw
The model confronts the viewer, her head and torso are hidden under a white shroud. Hands, hair, a bear glove, and mask are signifiers to her persona. We are influenced by Irish mythology and old Irish text which show the presence of the powerful Irish woman, an allegorical figure who in many senses represented the spirit of the Earth itself, the anima mundi.
Our female model embodies the merging of her ancient spirit and that of contemporary woman. We are influenced by current feminist struggles and this work also responds to the historical legacies of church and state.
Talismanic objects that were part of Irish myth and legend play a role in the creation of our female protagonists.