…a pair of shoes are followed along a street, we don’t know who they belong to and where this person is going…
Footage is a video and sound installation. The shoes were found in Dublin near the Port. It investigates the recent history of Benburb Street, a former red light district of Dublin, where a long-running monthly horse fair occurs. The work is an imagined soundscape of the area. The sound accompanying the video is a layering of street sounds and other sounds created by foley artist Caoimhe Doyle, and mastered by sound engineer Aidan Foley. The work merges the original and mimicked sounds to create layers of simulation and dissimulation. Through this Maguire explores the city’s abilities to absorb sounds and merge them together, transforming them somehow into layers of history.
The found shoes have also been incorporated into a new work by New York artist Lili White, the work ‘STr/Weet Walk’ was especially created for this show.