Artists, like other folk, are shaped by the contexts in which they live and by those which they choose to avoid. Their own reflections upon the relations between different places come in part from their lived experiences. I think we may speak of the geographical formation of an artist and for some of them I think it has significant bearing upon the art that they produce and aspire to make. I offer a few remarks about Yeats and Joyce in my introduction to the Research Project. Here is a short piece about race and spirituality, geography and residence in the life and work of Sinéad O’Connor. Here is a longer piece about the triangulation of the Republic of Ireland, the United States, and Northern Ireland in the life and work of Larry Kirwan.
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