Imagined Communities, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Live Performance: Military Craft II

Opening reception: 21 February, 18.00–20.00

Exhibition: 21 February–20 April 2013

Imagined Communities

Golden Thread Gallery

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Curated by Miguel Amado

From Military Craft II Performance, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

I performed Military Craft II, a progression of Military Craft, performed at Guangzhou Live. This is showing as a video piece and installation in the gallery following the live performance.

Golden Thread Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Imagined Communities. This show presents works by a diverse set of established and emerging artists from around the world. The show is curated by Miguel Amado and draws on his ongoing research into zones of conflict across the globe in general and into the imagination of Northern Ireland in particular.

Imagined Communities examines nationalism from an ideological perspective as well as from the mythological narratives that build national identity. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from the 1983 book of the same title by the sociologist Benedict Anderson. Anderson advocates that a nation is a socially constructed community, imagined by the individuals who perceive themselves as part of a given society, and that this process takes place within the context of modernity. This thesis is explored through references to the symbols that shape the identification of a group with a common territory and history.

Imagined Communities includes works that address the typical elements, from flags to anthems, through which a nationalist feeling is formed in the collective unconscious. There are also works that look at monuments as a means to convey emotions and memories attached to systems of values, beliefs, and attitudes shared by a people. Allusions to military apparatuses, maps and separation barriers – such as walls – appear in works that suggest that uneven geographies play a key role in the development of nationalist enterprises. Migration movements are present in works that speak to the ambition for borderless countries characterizing the current age of globalization.

Golden Thread Gallery’s exhibitions and public programs are supported by the Arts Council Northern Ireland and the Belfast City Council. Additional funding for this exhibition is provided by the International Culture Arts Network, the Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry, and Artis and the Embassy of Israel.

Exhibiting artists also include: Inbal Abergil, Jude Anowith, Khaled Barakeh, Yu Cheng-Ta, Colin Darke, Maria Judite dos Santos, Shilpa Gupta, Nada Prlja, Alejandro Vidal and Carla Zaccagninni.

>>>Watch performance excerpts here

>>>See Panel Discussion with Miguel Amado, 22.2.13 , 1-3pm

 

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 The I Ching Umbrella and its hexagrams are a powerful tool…

Military Craft I
Military Craft II video

Details of Talk here

Take It To The Bridge and Sunday Times reviews here