12th June 2021 to 14th August 2021
Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to be premiering the installation of Suzanne Lacy’s Across and In-Between in the summer of 2021, presented in association with IWM Imperial War Museum, The Whitworth and Ulster University. Co-commissioned and presented as a work-in-progress for the closing season of 14-18 NOW and the Belfast International Arts Festival; the project amplified the voices and experiences of border residents during Brexit negotiations through words, imagery, sound and performance, providing them an opportunity to reclaim the landscape around them.
Across and In-Between is shown across the entirety of The Golden Thread Gallery. The installation consists of: Border People’s Parliament; a series of portraits, a soundscape and The Yellow Manifesto in Gallery One; The Yellow Line; a 3-screen video projection shown in Gallery Two; and additional photos alongside a 29’ documentary film, Across and In-Between: Voices from the Border in Ireland, shown in the Project Space.
Artist Talk hosted by Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny with Suzanne Lacy, Alastair McLennan, Brian Connolly, Elaine McGinn, Cian Symth and Helen Sharp will take place online on 12 June at 5pm. More info at https://regionalculturalcentre.com/borders/
A co-commission by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Belfast International Arts Festival with support from: The National Lottery Heritage Fund; Arts Council England; the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; and the Government of Ireland through the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Reconciliation Fund). From 16th to 23rd October 2018, it was presented at Belfast International Arts Festival as part of the closing season of 14-18 NOW.
(N.B. The Golden Thread Gallery Project Space, showing documentation of the project photographed by Helen Sloan and Ross Mulhall, will be closing to the public on 28/07/21)
[Image by Helen Sloan SMPSP and Ross Mulhall]