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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBelfast Exposed
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

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