A series of twenty images that explores the nature of what
it means to be human using the hand as a metaphor for
how we live our lives. From the day we are born and slapped into existence to the day we die, never to be held again.
Examined the same theme inviting people we know
to participate and explore their own creativity.
Handing the project over to people we didn’t know, handheld:3 took place at Hydebank Wood Women’s
Prison in Belfast. We invited a third collaborator, Caoimhe McAvinchey a theatre and performance practitioner. Together we delivered a series of workshops with participants exploring the theme of having time on their hands, as they are held in custody. The resulting photographs were collated into a book and are
permanently exhibited in the prison library.
Funded by the Prison Arts Foundation and Enkalon Foundation.