Visual Arts Programme
Hosted in Project’s black box, Overprint is a constellation of videos that includes edited documentation of one of Johnston’s street performances from Belfast during the 2000s. Alongside this, two alternating projections of UTV news clips chart the rise and decline of The Peace People, a movement that began in 1976 as a protest against the ongoing violence in Northern Ireland. Wait it Out was commissioned and produced by Project Arts Centre, Dublin with support from the Irish Museum of Modern Art Production Residency and the Arts Department, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Sandra Johnston is a visual artist from Northern Ireland who has been active internationally since 1992, working predominantly in the areas of site-responsive performance and installation. Her actions have often involved exploring the aftermath of trauma through developing acts of commemoration as forms of testimony and empathetic encounter. Dr Richard Ashrowan is a moving image artist and independent film curator. He works with video and 16mm film, creating short single channel films, immersive video installations and live multi-projector performance experiments. Susan MacWilliam works with video, photography and installation. Through anecdote, reconstruction and detailed editing her works explore forms of portraiture and interpretation, and provide a historical visual record of cases within the history of parapsychology and psychical research.