Room Without a View, by Ailbhe Greaney – to 10 Sept

The Golden Thread Gallery is delighted to present Room Without a View, a major solo exhibition by Ailbhe Greaney. Using photography, text, music, video and installation, Greaney’s work challenges our unique perspectives and views of contemporary life.Focusing on the physical view from a garden window, the exhibition uses this as a starting point to explore our different visual perspectives through photography.

‘Notes on Distance’ explores Greaney’s own view as well as the view of people who live between places as a consequence of migration. Her work imagines the way in which photography might provide or create an ‘impossible view’. Collaborating with young women with Vietnamese, Chinese and Indian heritage, living now in France, Ireland and England, Greaney’s work weaves connections across time and place.

Here, in the exhibition, the photography might act as a portal, through which we show our lives within the many social worlds that we inhabit. Photography enables us to challenge personal perspectives and recreate worlds within worlds.

“Within times of crisis a sense of repetition, of static immobilisation, of each day as a counterpart for the next, prevails. The idea of a continuous, stable, yet ever changing view from a window – the existence of art, contemporary technology, social media; portals all, but not all Facebook – might offer some respite from such a sense of paralysis. These views might offer some opportunity to reproduce, to duplicate the world as we once knew it, or wished it to be.”

Venue: Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, BT1 2LU
Dates: 30th July – 10th September 2022

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