Friday, 15 May 2009

PSSquared City Supplements

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PS² presents city supplements - an alternative urban survey.

For city supplements, PS² invited seven artists (Gemma Anderson, Miriam de Búrca, Keith Winter, Lisa Malone, Kevin Flanagan, Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell, Phil Hession) to be home-tourists in Belfast and go on a walk around the Cathedral Quarter, where PS² is based.

Walks without a map and without the usual ‘sites of interest’ in mind, equipped instead with curiosity and a compass of imagination.

The visual responses of this alternative urban survey are as diverse as the work practice of the artists; from video film and photogramm to futuristic animation and playful collage.

These subjective supplements recover local information and interpretations of hidden natures, darkened outlooks and green alternatives.

They are socially and ecologically oriented proposals to a master plan of the inner city.

Images and signs of these alternative maps are placed at different locations around Cathedral Quarter and should invite for a personal walk and discovery.

PS² will show films and findings of the survey.

As part of the project, PS² will launch the publication 'city supplements'. A6 format, 48 pages + 7 A3 pullout supplements by the artists + city walks with Robert Scott, Marcus Patton and Declan Hill + an essay by Bryonie Reid.

Walking tours - starting at PS²
-future city- Keith Winter: Friday 5 June, 6pm
-playground city, (for children 4-10yrs): Lisa Malone/ Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell: 25 May, 12am

Opening: Thursday 21 May, 6- 9 pm

Location: PS² and different locations at Cathedral Quarter

More info on the PS² website.

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