Belfast Exposed

Exhibitions

7th Oct - 30th Oct

My Name is Maya

Belfast Exposed presents a solo photographic exhibition that showcases new photographic works by Futures Awardee, Manon Ouime...

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7th Oct - 18th Dec

Beasts of Burden

Belfast Exposed presents a solo photographic exhibition ‘Beasts of Burden’ which showcases new photographic works by Paul...

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Community

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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1st Mar - 22nd Apr

Natural Connections

Belfast Exposed is delighted to partner with Translink on a photography competition to capture the 'Natural Connections' whic...

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I’ve Always Liked Slime

Studio Gallery

9th Sep 2021 to 25th Sep 2021

About The Exhibition

Belfast Exposed presents the second instalment of provocative punk photography magazine ‘Rotten Magazine Volume Two - I’ve Always Liked Slime’ - created by Joel Seawright and Lucy Jackson.

This exhibition brings together a selection of photographs and spreads from the publication, featuring work from Gareth McConnell’s ’Sex Drugs & Magick, Zara Carpenter’s ‘Bed’, and a previously unpublished series of work by Ciarán Óg Arnold.

Exploring the collectively experienced distortion of time during lockdown and its decaying effects on mental health, the images are manipulated to become more visually dissonant, and text becomes almost illegible. The themes of each series – love, sex, drugs, mental health – are woven together and re-contextualised through emails, comments sections, internet forums, and text messages. In this way, the magazine becomes a series in its own right, revealing a collective narrative through individual stories.

“This exhibition and launch will appeal to post punk fans. The work draws you from the visual energy of the imagery and through a distortion of text, highlights a discrepancy between our physical experiences and the digital ways we relive them. This exhibition will excite but is not for the fainthearted.” – Deirdre Robb, Chief Executive, Belfast Exposed.

 

** This exhibition contains images of an adult nature and viewer discretion is advised

The Artists

Joel Seawright

Artist Biography

Born in Wales and raised in Belfast, Joel Seawright, founder of Rotten Magazine, moved to London in 2017 where he met Lucy Jackson, a figurative painter from Kent. The two bonded over their love of art and joined creative forces to build Rotten into a deep and personal magazine that recontextualizes contemporary art in the internet age.

Events

Exhibition Opening

Thursday 9th September | 6pm | Belfast Exposed

Free

Acknowledgements

‘I’ve Always Liked Slime’ is generously sponsored by Arts Council Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.