Declaration of the Dead Republic

2016. Video.

Declaration of the Dead Republic echoes endless other declarations of war, ideology and state. Words appear in a vacuum, punctuated by an abyss-like cut, suggesting a nihilistic call-to-arms, whilst evoking the unseen and speaking for those who do not.

Here 'the Dead' and 'Death' stand in for 'the Irish' and 'Ireland' as they appear in the text of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, in sentences otherwise lifted largely intact but transposed from their original context.

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