‘Art, Media and Contested Space’ is a series of events in Belfast, using a variety of formats —Talks, Lectures, Discussion, Workshops, Film Screenings and a Public Art Project—featuring the work of lens based artists and media practices (as means of production and/or documentation) and the representation of ‘contested space’. The events will explore how lens based practices shape perceptions of conflict, post-conflict, contested space and the public sphere both nationally and internationally. Devised and originated by Interface, School of Art and Design, University of Ulster—from 16 October to 16 November 2008.
Interface will present a large-scale public art project situated across 36 Belfast city-centre locations, where artists have been invited to produce a 48-sheet billboard image. Artists’ works will appear alongside advertising sites during the busiest shopping period of the year, leading up to Christmas.
Artists include Faisal Abdu’ Allah, Susanne Bosch, David Cook, Wendy Ewald, Andrew Freeman, Guerrilla Girls, Pat Griffin, Anthony Haughey, Sean Hillen, Peter Kennard & Cat Phillipps, Alfredo Jaar, Anne Sarah Le Meur, Mary McIntyre, Brian McClelland, Peter Neill, Paul Seawright and Dan Shipsides