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Improbable Landmarks in Daniel Jewesbury and Aisling O' Beirn at Belfast Exposed

O'Beirn, Aisling (2010) Improbable Landmarks in Daniel Jewesbury and Aisling O' Beirn at Belfast Exposed. [Artefact]

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URL: http://www.aislingobeirn.com/improbablelandmarks.htm


Improbable Landmarks is a series of works, which takes a variety of forms from sculptural installation to animation and public work.The work centres around a questioning of the notion of landmark in either space or time and what it might signify. There is also an inquiry around what qualifies as a landmark under whose authority.The recent work ‘Improbable Landmarks’ commissioned by Belfast Exposed provided a close reading of aspects of North Belfast. The work consisted of an acoustic foam model of the Waterworks Park in North Belfast. The park acts as a microcosm of how complex, overlapping political territories and protocols are played out on a daily basis in the north of the city. The accompanying animation utilised images of North Belfast from the Belfast Exposed archive to generate animated drawings, which rendered visible the process of drawing. The images ranged from the domestic everyday banal (private landmark) to construction sites (the incomplete landmark) to sites now gone (the missing landmark. The animation provided a narrative for a tour of North Belfast, which was a conjectural proposition rather than corporeal possibility.

Item Type:Artefact
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Belfast Exposed
Date:1 July 2010
ID Code:16199
Deposited By: Ms Aisling O'Beirn
Deposited On:23 Nov 2010 16:05
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 10:52

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