‘Trinity’, Audioreactive Projection Installation. Artist residency work, Belfast.

Trinity was developed during a 2 month artist residency at Queens St. Studios in Belfast, 2009, after being awarded their International Artist Residency Grant. It is a response to the so called ‘peace walls’ still existing throughout the city; active remnants of the drastic religious and political division of the former war zone. It explores the concept of belonging; to a place, to a cultural group, to a country. The question of who has authority in this environment is presented and the outcome varies depending on the audience.

The work is a single channel audioreactive projection for large-scale outdoor display on the segregation walls. Three identical yet individual male characters huddle together in secret conversation. Ambient noise from their surroundings disrupts their discussion, causing them to turn and glance over their shoulders with increasing anger at the source of this interruption. The louder the disruption, the greater their agitation and threat of violence becomes.

Thanks to Queens St. Studios for their support.