© By Marie Barrett
A site-specific public art project that aimed to raise the issue of ongoing sectarian violence.
The project engaged with local youth from both religious backgrounds. Target consisted of a series of life-size cutout figures placed at regular intervals along the River Foyle embankment, linked to an equivalent series of seemingly anonymous figures on hoardings at Orchard Street. The freestanding figures were designed to coordinate with the colours and imagery of road signs, the rifle range and surrounding urban paraphernalia – camouflaged, yet exposed from the mass as individual targets.
Marie Barrett powerful piece reminds us of the vulnerability of ordinary people during violent times.
Wood and metal
DIMENSIONS6ft x 3ft (figures)
Temporary site specific