Belfast Exposed


3rd Aug - 16th Sep

Portrait of Humanity Vol. 5

In partnership with the British Journal of PhotographyBelfast Exposed is delighted to be hosting the British Journal of P...

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1st Jun - 22nd Jul

Else Time | Ulster University MFA Photography Exhibition 2023

In this unique time that we find ourselves in, the things that once were so certain, are no longer so.Else Time is an 'ot...

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21st May - 22nd May

Showing the faces of dementia with Alzheimer’s NI

Ahead of the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference 2019 (ASAC19), Belfast Exposed was commissioned by Alzheimer’s NI to w...

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4th May - 20th May

Coronation Generation 2023

Bringing together young people from across communities for Coronation GenerationIn April 2023, Belfast Exposed worked wit...

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Street View

11th May 2023 to 20th May 2023

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed presents Banshee, as part of the NI Mental Health Arts Festival.

A short gothic horror film by filmmaker and photographer Mervyn Marshall and composed entirely of still images, Banshee recounts the tale of a teenage girl who is pursued by the notorious phantom of Irish folklore whilst tending to her dying mother.

'The creative decision to make a film from still photographs has shaped the project into what it has become. I wanted to create a film that felt like it belonged in the tradition of folktales - retold and transformed over time. At its heart, this is a film about the way in which myths and legends filter into our psyche and affect the way we process trauma. Photography by its nature belongs to the past and has always had a romantic relationship with death dating back to its creation. Using it to tell a narrative story, I found there is something disturbing in the inherent lack of movement. The sense of dread is distilled and the line between what is living and what is dead becomes blurred.'

Mervyn Marshall

The Artists

Mervyn Marshall

Artist Biography

Mervyn Marshall is a Belfast-based filmmaker and photographer. He is currently completing an AHRC-funded PhD on British Horror films from the 1950s.