Michael Boran’s Voyager take us on a zig zag journey across a geography that seems as much about the inner space of the imagination as the locations they describe. Locations are populated by restless characters searching and probing their environment for clues as to current position and direction in a shifting world. The title alludes to the NASA Space probe and draws attention to some of its shared sensibilities of method in the use of time lapse, digital photo compositing, aerial views and remote camera triggering. Shot in a variety of locations including Budapest, Toulouse and Dublin. This catalogue with an essay by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith has been published to accompany the exhibition which took place from the 6th to the 9th of March 2008.
About the Artist
Michael Boran was born in 1964 in Portlaoise. He lives and work in Dublin. His photographs track the fleeting traces of interactions between people and places. Tracing and mapping different movements and directions across the surface, they open up a bird’s eye view of underlying patterns and shifting co-ordinates. Often utilising aerial viewpoints from a height at which the camera seems to be about to float away from the world, Boran’s photographs offer the viewer unfamiliar visions of the familiar. Notions of scale and transference between micro and macro-cosmos are explored in a manner of mapmaking.
About the Publisher
Kevin Kavanagh Gallery is situated in Dublin’s City Centre just south of the River Liffey. It represents Irish & International artists at home and abroad.