Street View: A Woman Walks Alone At Night, With a CameraStreet View
14th Mar 2022 to 16th Apr 2022
About The Exhibition
Belfast Exposed is proud to present Street View: A Woman Walks Alone At Night, With a Camera by artist Ruby Wallis in collaboration with Phillina Sun.
Featuring photographs by Ruby Wallis and an essay by Phillina Sun, the project centres around the experience of walking at night as a woman. Designed by Eimearjean McCormack, the publication links image and text through the figure of the flâneuse, framed here as a subversive, imaginative explorer who wanders the city according to her desire, deterritorialising an urban landscape traditionally seen as a male domain. The publication visually and poetically engages with psychogeography through a feminist lens, thus addressing an urgent need for liberating representations constructed by a female gaze that confronts the issues women face when they walk in the city day or night.
The award-winning 'Street View' provides a multimedia exhibition experience to increase the accessibility and visibility of photography on the streets of Belfast. Street View is a large digital window display, complemented with audio narratives, that showcases contemporary artwork by internationally renowned and local emerging photographers to an external audience on the streets of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.
Belfast Exposed believe photography is for everyone, it is accessible, meaningful and has the ability to tell stories, allowing us to create dialogue and reflect upon our history, inform our present and inspire a positive future. Street View is another opportunity to extend our vision beyond the confines of the gallery.
Ruby Wallis & Phillina Sun
Ruby Wallis is a visual artist who lectures at Burren College of Art. Selected exhibitions include; The Lab,The Gallery of Photography, Belfast Exposed, The Dock, Vondelbunker- Amsterdam, Ormston House, TULCA, Perlman Teaching Museum, USA. Selected publications include The New Yorker magazine, British Journal of Photography, Winter Papers vol.6 and 7 .Wallis is on the board of directors, Engage Art Studios, Galway. She is a recipient of a Visual Arts Bursary Award, 2020 and Agility Award, 2021 from the Arts Council of Ireland. She was also awarded a residency by Centre Culturel Irlandais and Galway County Council, 2021.
Phillina Sun is a writer based in County Leitrim.
Friday 25th March | 1pm | Belfast ExposedFree
'Street View: A Woman Walks Alone At Night, With a Camera' is generously sponsored by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.