Burn/t Out is an exhibition of research-based artwork, exploring the history of displacement in the North of Ireland. The result of a long-term collaboration between Casey and Brendan, their project aims to understand the mass-displacement of civilians caused by the eruption of violence in 1969, through a study of its remnant effects in contemporary society. Departing from documentary interviews with those burnt out of their homes during the Troubles, the work invites visitors to receive their stories in an exhausted present. Here, the study of displacement seeks to provoke reflection on a critically under-examined experience, while ruminating on the fatigue it has produced. Held at once, these opposing tendencies suggest a synthesis: that the endeavor to recall and recover from the trauma of the past is also the struggle not to burnout.
Casey Asprooth-Jackson is an artist and filmmaker from Rochester, New York. His visual production centers on alternative modes of political expression, and his research has included case studies in Palestine, Norway and Ireland. He received a BA in Film production from Bard College, and an MFA in Intermedia from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. His short films and video works have shown internationally, and he is currently finishing his first feature documentary, Chopped, with co-director Karam Ali. Most recently, he contributed to the group show Debt, which Hyperallergic listed as one of the 20 best exhibitions around the world in 2018.
Brendan Ciarán Browne holds an LL.B and LL.M in Law, and Law & Human Rights from Queen’s University Belfast. He currently coordinates the MPhil in Conflict Resolution in Trinity College Dublin’s Belfast campus. Dr. Browne’s research interests are situated around political conflict, the impact of post-conflict reconstruction on children and young people, commemorating conflict, transitional justice, displacement in conflict, conflict and resilience, and conducting research in conflict zones. Hist research is heavily focused on Northern Ireland and Palestine where he spends time travelling regularly to conduct fieldwork with children and young people growing up in the West Bank. He has received a wide range of research funding for his work both internally at TCD and beyond, by the Independent Social Research Foundation and the Welcome Trust.
This research is sponsored by the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF), and Trinity College Dublin, Visual and Performing Arts Fund.
Venue: Artcetera Studio Belfast, 43b Rosemary Street – Belfast
Dates: 11/04/2019 – 22/04/2019 (The gallery is closed on Sunday)
Times: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm