‘Dark Room’ is an 18 minute video installation made as part of the ‘Out of Place’ public art project and exhibition 1999 to 2003. The video is displayed in a completely blacked out room, a plinth with a 35cm high glass model of an 8 storey tower block is placed in the centre of the room. The underside of the glass model tower is made of frosted glass and acts as a screen for a rear projection from below. The glass model is filled with water. The ‘Dark Room’ projection combines audio interviews, a strong original soundtrack by Derek Cronin, film actuality of the built environment of St Michael’s Estate and Dublin city centre night time locations. The installation explores the impact of drugs on individuals and the community in the area during the 1990s’. ‘Dark Room’ was first seen in flat 118, Block 4, St Michael’s Estate, as part of the 2002 exhibition ‘Out Of Place’ which combined art made by local people and two professional artists Joe Lee and based around themes relating to the history of the area. ‘Dark Room’ won an award at the Exhibition of Visual Art Limerick (EVA) 2003.