The “Descendants Project” is a multimedia art project commissioned by Tipperary County Council for the Centenary of the Easter Rising. The project’s goal is to gather a collection of stories and collective memory through portraits and interviews with relatives of those who mobilized in the Tipperary area, or those who were involved in the Rising and have connections with Tipperary. Visual artist and filmmaker, Damian Drohan will be spending several months, meeting, photographing and filming relatives of those who mobilized in 1916.
Damian hopes to make contact with and to set up meetings with relatives at various locations in Tipperary throughout 1916. It is also envisaged that memorabilia, objects and photographs relating to those who mobilized will be documented. The project will be exhibited in summer 2016 at various locations. There will also be a project website where the stories can be enjoyed over a sustained period of time.
Damian is a visual artist and multimedia producer working with photography, audio, writing and film. He graduated from the London College of Communication in 2010 with an MA in Documentary Photography. Past projects have looked at memories of WW1 and WW2, and his worked has featured on the BBC, the Irish Times, Sunday Times and elsewhere. Damian has also taught photography and multimedia at Further Education and Third Level Colleges in Cork since 2004.
Damian is originally from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary but now lives in County Cork.
If you wish to be involved in the project, by participating directly or simply to give research information you can contact Damian at firstname.lastname@example.org