The Forge, as an artistic and archival project, has its origins in a building of the same name that once stood on Percival Street, Kanturk, Co. Cork. In June 2005, as an archaeologist, Brian Mac Domhnaill carried out a desk-based archaeological assessment and historic building survey at the site. The job was relatively straightforward but his subsequent personal engagement with the building and its contents endures. In January 2016 to conclude his MA in Art & Process Graduate Residency the artist hosted an open archive event to display the house contents of The Forge. He continues to process the archive by means of photography, research, online dissemination, gifting, sampling, destruction and the making of artworks. As material from The Forge is processed and documented it is added to the artist’s archival blog The Working Record. Each item is given a unique number and the prefix BFK (Buckley's Forge Kanturk). The project will culminate in a number of diverse outputs including the online archive, a limited edition artist book and a cross-disciplinary exhibition.