Public art operates in the terrain between the private and the political, the term public may apply to any process or forum of mediation between the individuals and the social structure in which the individual exists.

A negotiation between the articulation of personal and collective identity, art which engages with the notion of the public might begin to question or activate the subject and the subjective response to these relative notions of publicness, history, community, identity and meaning.Making the activity of personal and community identity formation public, creating spaces or structures where the private might interact with respond to and articulate the formation of identity within the public realm.

Seamus Nolan is a visual artist based in Dublin.

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