Dead Bears - A Photographic Collection
November 18, 2012 3:59 AM Subscribe
posted by distorte (12 comments total)
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is a photographic collection by artist Michael Fortune documenting the regional Irish habit of erecting stuff animals wearing local Gaelic sporting colours as territorial markers.(These nailed-up teddies are very common on certain roads in Ireland, and will be left to decay through the years until they look utterly bedraggled.)
The website offers an eclectic body of work, focusing primarily on aspects and oddities of rural Irish life and culture. A documentation of his granny's kitchen. "My Harry Potter Wand"
used to discipline the dogs.
Fortune has also done a lot of work documenting spoken Irish folklore
, and quite a few of the videos are available online. One of these is a 2005 collection of Limerick schoolchildren telling local ghost stories: "The Banshee Lives in Handball Alley"
. You might require the version with subtitles