One Hour Archive
Artist: Louis Haugh
Community Partner: Aughrim Street Tuesday Club, An Síol Community Development Project
Date: 2016 – 2019
Commission Type: Open Call
Commissioner Name: Grangegorman Public Art Working Group, Grangegorman Development Agency
Per Cent for Art: Yes
One Hour Archive (OHA) presents the voices of the local community in conversation with artist Louis Haugh as a digital tour of the Grangegorman area, highlighting areas of interest, amusement and reminiscence. This tour bridges new and old, shedding a succinctly personal light on this part of Dublin’s rich and diverse community.
OHA developed through artist engagement with the local Tuesday Club in Stoneybatter and An Síol Community Development Project. Louis Haugh took his inspiration for this project from the name of the Grangegorman Public Art programme, ‘..the lives we live’. He approached the senior residents of Stoneybatter through Alice FitzHarris, founding member of local knitting and social group, the Tuesday Club, and asked if he could attend some of their meetings to explore their wealth of knowledge and memory.
Three years later and these conversations have culminated in a walking tour around Stoneybatter, where the participants will be accompanied by the voices and stories of the senior residents. These stories are personal but give a great insight into Stoneybatter’s rich past.
‘One Hour Archive’ was officially launched on Wednesday 29th May in St Laurence’s Church on the Grangegorman campus. The tour is now available via: Playstore: Android & iOS; App ‘PocketSights’, search for One Hour Archive.
Download this digital app for a first-hand story-telling experience about Stoneybatter told by local residents. Residents bring to life their areas of interest and amusement, providing thought-provoking insights that reveal the richness of memory amidst ongoing change and gentrification.
One Hour Archive was part of the Bealtaine Festival 2019 and included as part of the event programme for the Pride of Place Stoneybatter Summer Festival 2019.
One Hour Archive Press Release | view here
As a graduate of IADT’s BA Photography programme, Louis Haugh is a visual artist working both independently and collaboratively in Dublin with photography, sound, installation and text. Haugh’s work showcases an intimate relationship with people and places, borrowing from photography’s rich history of practice to make visible these otherwise unseen relationships.
Haugh’s working methods are both socially and creatively engaged, with each creative process often being connected to a wide gamut of people, places or organisations. As a result, Haugh produces work that is both co-authored and collaboratively made.