Dorje de Burgh, Nothing Lasts Forever (2011)

Inertia. The city as one giant sprawling suburb.

Nothing Lasts Forever exists as the account of an attempted description of the experiencing of a hyper-mediated ‘now’, seemingly defined only by that which J.G. Ballard described as ‘a kaleidoscope of competing fictions’. 

Great changes are occurring, History even. But so slowly that it feels almost abstract, unreal. Absorbed, obscured and elsewhere. 


Dorje de Burgh graduated with First Class Honours from IADT Dun Laoghaire in 2011. His final year work was both shortlisted for Fire Studio’s graduate art prize, ‘Propeller’, and selected by editor John Duncan from the Source Photographic Review online graduate showcase. He has subsequently exhibited domestically in the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, CfCP Dublin, Monster Truck, The Copper House, Block T, Oonagh Young Gallery, Steambox and The Gallery of Photography, and internationally in conjunction with Les Rencontres d’Arles, École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, & the Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin.