CHRIS KELLY / THE MAZE

Northern Ireland has a history of violence, and the Long Kesh prison was for years synonymous with state oppression and forced internment, although all inmates suffered violence; both Catholic and Protestant. The Long Kesh and H-Block’s reflect in their crumbling physical remains, the futility and hopelessness of the conflict they tried to contain. As the structures are reclaimed by nature, geographical space disintegrates, and all that remains are signifiers of the past; violence, futility and frustration, left like bloody smear marks on the decaying walls.