One Hundred Seconds To Midnight explores the tumultuous relationship between Breen’s father and himself as the father battles stints in and out of prison, as well as a battle with bipolar disorder. Using personal experience as a constant resource, the work comes from an honest place in the hope that the personal can be transmuted into the universal.
The title of the work refers to the Doomsday Clock, a symbol that represents the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe and currently stands at one hundred seconds to midnight with midnight symbolising the end of the world.
This feeling of doom that surrounds our current society runs parallel to the artist’s personal feelings surrounding his relationship with his father; he struggles to reconcile their past with their current state, and what feels like an inevitable uninhabitable future.
18pp. | 148 x 210 mm
Publisher: Photo Ireland
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Through these networks, PhotoIreland creates cultural exchanges internationally, promoting relentlessly the works of Irish artists around the world, actively seeking to be present in key festivals, fairs, and becoming the main voice for Contemporary Photography from Ireland. Indeed, it is not per chance PhotoIreland is the only Irish organisation invited as founding member to Parallel Platform and Futures Photography – already a member of 3 EU co-funded projects. Alongside this work, The Library Project, a space that started as a photobook library, has now become a busy Art bookshop focused on visual culture and critical thinking, stocking publications brought to Ireland from all over the world, presented alongside exhibitions and events in its productive gallery space.