Thomas Tully

'I Don’t Know What To Say To You' investigates the identity of young Irish men, who have not emigrated and are trapped in a low-income doldrum. It deals with a group, isolated by a breakdown in communication between themselves and Irish political and social discussion. It explores the relationships of men who have no obvious strife or persuasion and ultimately, no voice.
The project examines conversations without dialogue in an installation that demonstrates a broken environment. This emphasises the vacuous state of forgotten male youth in contemporary Irish society. A sense of isolation from being left in Ireland after the crash into a lifetime of humdrum plays precedence.