Anticipated Nostalgia

Thursday 3 November – Saturday 12 November 2022
Anticipated Nostalgia | Thursday 3 November – Saturday 12 November 2022 | Golden Thread Gallery
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Postponed due the recent fire at the Cathedral Buildings, DAS is delighted to present Anticipated Nostalgia, an eclectic exhibition showcasing works from the recent cohort of DAS Home Residents.

Wajeeha Batool’s work explores the increasingly disconnected relationship between ‘us’ humans and the natural world. Drawing on childhood inspiration from fairy tales, movies and video games, Wajeeha uses the digital language of pixels, and the forms and patterns in nature to remember and perhaps lament this changing but innate interconnectivity.

Cameron Clarke’s film Amber Evenings pays homage to HPS streetlights, which have been bathing our cities in a monochrome amber glow since the 1950s. This integral aesthetic of our urban nightscape is however slowly changing with the introduction of white LED street lighting. Cameron’s study of ‘anticipated nostalgia’ documents something that exists now but won’t for much longer, and questions how this will affect our perceptions of the night.

Aleena Akbar Khan is interested in translation. A fragmentation of meaning and the visual occurs when AI generates images based on text prompts. This fragmentation is further amplified when these images are translated into physical bodies, and thus a Loop of Fragmentation is set in motion.

Brigid Mulligan’s animation April Fool’s Day attempts to understand the incomprehensible, how someone could be here one moment and in another instance is no longer here. Material objects are held onto as surrogates. Place and time become saturated with memories.

Chinedum Muotto’s interactive piece Floor Wet manifests itself as a dystopian and satirical performance that speaks to flooding and rising sea levels. At the moment these climate disasters disproportionately affect black, indigenous and low-income earning communities. Activate this time traveller whose mission is to warn us of the future.

Juanita Rea presents She is to tell her story, a common yet usually untold story of childhood sexual trauma recovery, using poetry, spoken word, mixed media drawings, songs and AI-generated images interwoven into video.

Juanita will give a live performance of She is with spoken work and music at the opening reception on Thursday the 3rd of November at 7pm.

Thursday 3 November – Saturday 12 November 2022
Golden Thread Gallery
84-94 Great Patrick Street
Belfast BT1 2LU
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Wednesday 10.30 - 17:30
Thursday 10.30 - 17:30
Friday 10.30 - 17:30
Saturday 10.30 - 16:00
Admission / price: Free
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