Work by Sabina Mac Mahon as part of The Toilet Lightbox Show
This is a photograph of St. Blaise, St. Bonaventure and St. Vincent Ferrer. Invoked against bladder sickness, bowel disorders and called upon to protect plumbers, the photograph was taken of the saints when they were on holiday in Youghal, Co. Cork in the early 1930s.
Sabina Mac Mahon’s work focuses on photographic history and theory as well as traditional representations of the saints and the relationship their attributes have to biographical accounts of their lives, many of which exist somewhere between factual historical accounts and legendary fictions.
This piece can be seen in the Basement Project Space toilet from the 14th April-13th May 2010