Shia Conlon


after your death the crows came

they descended on our place

with white jackets and stethoscopes

they unravelled you from the wall.

i kept thinking

here she wept and here she sang


after your death i had to sit down

i sat for so long the government changed

they rewrote the constitution and now there was a cure

i kept thinking

here she wept and here she lived


after your death i began telling everyone you were murdered




Ruairi Fallon Mc Guigan’s (1993 Belfast) paintings, prints and objects combine memories, architectural desires, the domestic and his cultural background. Fictional spaces are constructed and distorted in order to convey insight into his political and domestic existence.

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