Those men are at it again. They cannot let it be. Like a loose thread that they have to tease and pull until slowly the whole story comes apart.
Strange times to be a stranger in. The old conflicts suddenly resurfacing and show that old tensions are still there, as much as ever.
Northern Ireland is full of paradoxes like this, hardened in conflict but grabbing at a peaceful way of life with both hands. On the other hand, the old troubles are only a thought away. And traveling here in these post-Brexit, pre-exit days we see the a new suit for the old troubles.
The project is named both for the proverb (“a stitch in time saves nine”) that speaks for care, repair and avoiding disaster. It also speaks to the amazing artwork of Tim Etchells dominating the skyline on top of the old Rosemount factory. And finally it speaks to our “time and time again” ideas of past and present, and traveling through loose stitches in the fabric of time.
Eirik V Johnsen & Kristian Pohl went to Londonderry in November 2018.