Disputed Territory is a timely exploration into contested terrain. In an age of increased European federalism and the rhetoric of the European Union’s legislature in Brussels from nationalisism European regionalism, disputes over territory and sovereignty have taken on an added impetus and are very much at the forefront of European politics. representing the discarded remnants of human activity that may or may not be linked to conflict;sites of ethnic cleansing; optical surveillance devices that appear strangely detached from the natural world they monitor;and arbitrary spaces that make no overt reference to conflict, the series is a geography and history of disputed territory that points towards the imagined border of territorial ethnic and National identity.
“Somewhere between Detachment and Absorption”- In his work Haughey raises the question of how to trace the effects of the unthinkable horrors and immeearsurable pain left behind by the war. He reinvests the image with the power to shock, and forces us to to consider the human cost of of conflict without evoking either disbelief or grief.