‘Ornaments of Prospect’ – 2 Mar to 1 Apr

Opening Thursday 2 March 2023, 6-8pm: ‘Ornaments of Prospect’, a solo exhibition with collaborators Beau W Beakhouse and Sadia Pineda Hameed at Catalyst Arts

The installation sets out to reimagine tool making and methods of metal production, and how this might lead to collective and alternative modes of communication, knowledge and craft.
Expanding on rural and agricultural use of tools, ‘Ornaments of Prospect’ traverses alternative worlds of steel production and industrial backdrops of science-fiction to open a dialogue surrounding the complex and multiple approaches to tools, their manufacture and expanded use.

Through experiments in metalwork and heat treatment, the duo investigate the potential of waste and the speculative futures that can arise from skeletal cut outs rendered non-functional in the process of crafting tools. The work envisions the speculative tools and collaborations that can emerge from these spaces of absence, considering the new languages and actions that objects with an unknown function can unfold.

The exhibition was developed alongside Cecelia Graham, who has written a short text ‘the consolation of carpenters’ in response

‘Ornaments of Prospect’ runs until Saturday 1 April 2023.

Our opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5pm.

Further information can be found here: https://www.catalystarts.org.uk/whats-on

Venue: Catalyst Arts, 6 Joys Entry, Belfast, BT1 4DR
Date: Thursday 2 March 2023 – Saturday 1 April 2023

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