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Ghost Monuments (2023)
publication, 37 pages

This is a text, formatted into a fanzine, that explores my relationship with Dyffryn Nantlle - a rural Welsh-speaking valley heavily impacted by slate mining. Through layering fragmentary depictions of local industrial and post industrial histories with personal experiences, I examine the lasting effects that growing up in this environment have had on my identity. Some of these fragmentary depictions are of physical matter: mountains, deep quarries and their waste deposits, metro tracks in Rotterdam, the carcasses of sheep. Some are of intangible things: small village rumours, the thumping sounds of illegal raves nearby, Facebook groups, my dad’s DJ mixes, conversations with my best friend Gary before he starts another twelve hour factory shift. This text ultimately serves as a reflection on the power of place and community in shaping a sense of self, and how these influences are carried into the future.