Belfast is a city that has been systematically turned over to private interests in the years since the peace process began.
“Post-conflict” Northern Ireland offers rich material for visual artists to explore the politics of peace building in a divided society.
New Narratives of Identity and Place. This thesis explores the cultural geographies of peace building through a study of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Final dissertation by Christoff Gillen for MA Art in Public, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. 2008
From original publication on Memory Studies SAGE Journals by Catherine Switzer and Sara Mcdowell
Over the course of several weeks various white letters appeared and disappeared at fairly regular intervals. E, I, A G, M, I, N…
As Belfast continues to travel the seemingly inexorable road toward ‘normality’, ‘stability’ and ‘peace’, the past dies.
How can public space be openly negotiated and how can a participatory vision be realized through various strategies.
For the past several months Gillen has been spelling out a message above Belfast on Black Mountain.