Cart Search
submit Remember my login

2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

Looking for a chapter event?

Past SPE Annual Conferences

Angela Kelly

SPE Member since 1999
Member Chapter: Northeast

Catharsis: Images of Post Conflict Belfast

Belfast, N. Ireland has a painful history. After a 30 year sectarian war, it is attempting to re-invent itself as a tourist site. It is not so much the idea that Belfast has re-invented itself as part of a new Europe that intrigues me rather, it is the residue or trace of what it once was and still is, coupled with a sense of the new, that I find evocative. This work resides in the intersection between identity. personal memory and social history. I combine album images made by my father in Catholic west Belfast with my photographs of post-conflict tourist sites made within Protestant areas along the peace walls; marking each image with its GPS coordinates to reference Belfast's past military history.

1_Private Compound_Album Photo_Rita and Kate

Police Barracks_Album Photo_Mother

4_Sectarian Bonfire Site_Album Image_Angela and Tony

5_Olympia Dock_Belfast_Album Image_Angela

Thompson Graving Dock_Album Image_William Somerville_Angela_Tony

Email Sign Up

SPE email updates contain resources, news, and more!

About this piece

Comments about this piece

Dialogue and critique are important to the SPE mission.
Please join the conversation.

Exit Full Screen Mode