Sequence 4: Belfast


16-26 April 2008
18 Donegall Street
Belfast BT1 2GP


Sezgin Boynik, Taru Elfving, Kalle Hamm, Minna L Henriksson, Nicole Hewitt, Daniel Jewesbury, Susan Kelly, Aisling O’Beirn, Platforma 9.81

Centrifugal brings together artists and theorists from three European cities: Helsinki, Zagreb and Belfast, all positioned in close to the borders of Europe, particularly as defined by the European Union. Focusing on the smaller centres, or “off-centres”, of artistic practice in Europe, the project draws attention away from cities such as London or Berlin, and questions persisting dichotomies such of centre-margin and global-local.

Sequence IV of Centrifugal, hosted by PS² in Belfast, takes up themes of urban typologies, touring and the remaking of post-conflict urban space. The group will show research and work made in Zagreb and Helsinki and continue its public enquiry into the various ‘peripheral’ conditions of Europe; shared histories of internal Euro-colonialism; scales of citizenship; border conditions, orientations, realignments and their impact on the urban fabric, and a ‘nationally defined’ cultural practice.

All events are free and open to the general public.

An installation of 5 video works at PS², and a special screening on Thursday, April 17th will be held as part of the Belfast Film Festival/ See:


Wednesday, April 16th
13.00- 14.30
University of Ulster, Art and Design Research Institute, York Street
Lecture and Discussion with Centrifugal participants, chaired by Taru Elfving

Thursday, April 17th
Film Screening at PS²
Nicole Hewitt’s, In Time – Episodes, 2006 (approx 60mins)
Kalle Hamm, Aqua, 2008 (8mins)

Friday, April 18th
Reading Group and Discussion at PS²
Peter Shirlow, ‘Belfast: The “Post-Conflict” City’
Robbie McVeigh and Bill Rolston, ‘From Good Friday to Good Relations: Sectarianism, Racism and the Northern Ireland State’
Daniel Jewesbury ‘What we will remember and what we will forget’, catalogue essay from Willie Doherty’s 2007 Venice Biennale film installation.
(copies of the these texts will available for reading at PS²).

Saturday April 19th
Lectures at at PS²
14.00 Sezgin Boynik. Lecture: Histories of Punk in Belfast and Istanbul
15.00 Minna L.Henrikkson. Artists Talk.

For more information see:
or phone 07733457772

PS² is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery
University of Ulster Cultural Development
FRAME Fund for Finnish Art
Arts Council of Finland
Finnish Institute London
City of Zagreb, Cultural Office


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