PS² Gallery – SALAD CURSE – 23 Mar to 15 Apr

Sculpture and audience-activated works By Ekaterina Solomatina

  • Salad making workshop – 4th April
  • Closing event – Saturday 15th April 1-3pm

S A L A D C U R S E is a mixed-media presentation which invites the audience to a confined place of anxiety and excitement, in which a cursed creative mind seeks escape and relief. Inspired by Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Irish folklore story about the mad king Sweeney, Ekaterina creates a purgatorial part physical/ part virtual space within the walls of PS2. The audience can expect to discover the two sides of genius: the liminal side which belongs with the beasts in the shadows, and the other side that shines. Medieval king Sweeney was cursed to wander forever restless half bird-half human searching for peace, spiralling deeper down the curse. Follow him and see what a ‘salad curse’ feels like.

About the Artist

Ekaterina Solomatina is a Belfast-based artist who explores the potential of video art and installation. Her work combines digital and physical employing film-making skills, digital graphics, sculpture and sound design developing most profound ways to reach her audience.

Ekaterina is currently in receipt of Flax Emerging Artists Residency and is on the committee which curates FASE – the Flax exhibiting space – on North Street, Belfast. She is a co-director of Platform Arts.

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