Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

4th Aug - 24th Sep

Parr’s Ireland: 40 Years of Photography

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present 'Parr's Ireland: 40 Years of Photography', a retrospective of work by esteemed Britis...

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2nd Jun - 16th Jul

Thomas Albdorf at Belfast Exposed

Belfast Exposed is delighted to present a selection of three bodies of work by Vienna-based conceptual artist Thomas Albdorf....

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Community

24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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Archive_Belfast

Bookshop

Author

Claudio Hils

Publisher

Hatje Cantz/Belfast Exposed

Cost

£10.00

ISBN

0-9524217-3-9

About The Book

Archive_Belfast by photographer Claudio Hils examines both Belfast’s formal and informal conflict related archives. The experience of conflict is deeply embedded in Belfast’s collective consciousness. Evidence of conflict is contained within information archives throughout the city, where photography is employed as a means of interpreting, objectively, the effects of violence. Medical x-ray technology registers the body as site of trauma, police forensic photography particularises scenes of crime, surveillance cameras militarises civic space. These archives are extensive, systematically organised and primarily contingent on use. In contrast private and semi-public stores of conflict-related memorabilia are presently being formulated into official public archives. As collections of objects (uniforms, propaganda) become redundant, they are recontextualised and transformed into historical artefacts. Archive_Belfast observes a history under construction.