Belfast Exposed is delighted to present Becoming Christine, an exhibition based on the lived experience of Christine Beynon. It is a body of work involving re-presented “selfies”, sound installation and video portraiture.
The “selfies” follow Christine Beynon’s journey and transition over a 12-year period. These self-portraits range in tone from the painful, to the playful, from the mundane to the contemplative to the joyful. The immersive sound installation & narrated artwork was a result of a collaborative partnership between the artist and Christine Beynon. This exhibition is part of Belfast Exposed’s three-year strategic plan to exhibit work about transgender topics.
A presentation of Becoming Christine in the form of a video portrait of Christine will accompany the sound installation, photographs and accompanying publication. The video portrait depicts Christine outside her home in rural Galway; a home she self-built for her family. The legacy of Becoming Christine in combining specific artistic elements which together create an exhibition based in portraiture, is not only reflective of an individual finding themselves but is also reflective of the enormous socio-political change that has taken place in Ireland & England over the past sixty years.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 19 November, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Exhibition Dates: 19 November – 19 December
Artist Talk with Amanda Dunsmore & Christine Beynon: Friday 20 November, 1.00pm