Flax Art Studios
44-46 Corporation St, Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT1 3DE
"Lock Your Soul In The Brain Of My World...I Promise To Become What I Am Not"
Commissioned by The Black Box + The British Council
Site Specific Permanent Installation
The Green Room, Black Box
Belfast, N. Ireland
Launched: May 2013
Supported by the British Council and The Black Box Helena Hamilton has transformed two corresponding spaces which are often disregarded as merely functional into a monochrome playground of sentimental ideas concerning the role of the individual. When one area is entered and locked the inidvidual is completely isolated even in the most public of places - only then they are comfortable. The other is a small intermediary space primarily used to prepare oneself before deciding to exit and continue with their public lives. The artist states:
"I You We Me are alone in our body, sterile to anyone else's true emotion but our own...never being able to forget about the self within this sentimental playground of life"
Documentation of Final Installation
Documentation of Process
'Lock Your Soul In The Brain Of My World...I Promise To Become What I Am Not' was launched with a corresponding text installation 'Untitled (Hope)', quote is the property of Helena Hamilton.
Please click on the text below to view this work:
"IT'S A SAD DAY WHEN ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE"
Materials: Black Ink on Wall
Launched with the 14th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
Corresponding Text and Collaborative Sound Work with Musicians/Sound Artists Gerard Gormley + Shauna Tohill were also exhibited throughout the month
Special thanks to Kathryn Clawson for assisting with this work