Chemins de migration

An exhibition by Anthony Kelly, Seán McCrum, Peter Reid, and Paddy Sammon

IAA Architecture Gallery, 18 January – 29 March 2024

Chemins de migration combines colour and black and white photographs with sound and video, and Troubadour and Sephardic songs, in an immersive event. It centres on sites in southern France where we experienced that strange sense of migration and place.


Shepherds Huts, Soulcem Ariege


These places include stone shepherds’ huts and the site of an ancient grain mill, a castle celebrated for Troubadour music and culture, as well as one abandoned in the historical shifting of borders and allegiances.


Rfixade Castle


It looks at the ways we experience a sense of place – hard to define yet unmistakable when we feel it.

How did simple stone shepherds’ huts in the Pyrenees act as a portal, leading visual and sound artists’ imaginations to connect with the relationship of landscapes to buildings? Why is this combination of sound and visual so important?

These questions have led the exhibition collaborators along a creative path of connection and discovery between old and new routes of thought, travel and migration. They are seeking answers through this exhibition.


Soulcem Hut


The participants are:

from France:  
Peter Reid, digital colour photography
Rachel Salter, research and performance of Troubadour and Sephardic songs

from Ireland:
Anthony Kelly, audio & video field recordings
Seán McCrum, medium format b/w negative film
Paddy Sammon, text and editing

Listen to a short audio excerpt from the project.


Shepherds Huts, Soulcem Ariege