During October 2011 we organised photo shoots where David Michalek took over 80 portraits of people from counties Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon, Longford and Dublin who at the very least want a public debate on the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for gas in Ireland. We used these for a series of posters, postcards and a website and made our own artistic responces to the subject for an exhibition we first staged in Carrick-on-Shannon as part of the Trade seminar. A version of which is now available to tour, which has so far been to Galway and Manorhamilton.
We believe that a shared conversation between concerned individuals and their families, friends and beyond is the best way to raise this more general awareness. Some of these talking points could be what is at risk.
You can keep up to date with the campaign and get involved with the conversation on our Facebook site here, which has now replaced our talkaboutfracking.ie site.
Sound piece by Brigitta Varadi with posters from exhibition.