Our Vicinity artist in residence, Sol Archer, has been working with two groups of children (under-10’s and over-10’s) resident in Sailortown on a series of workshops focused on developing new film making and storytelling techniques.
Activities have included set and costume building, script writing, and audio and camera recording sessions. Working as a crew, the group has been developing their own narratives loosely based around the past, present and future of the area and have filmed members of the group’s performances at the Clanmil Housing Association community space and in public spaces across the Sailortown neighbourhood.
Their films will be presented at the new Belfast Barra Market in August 2018, a project jointly delivered by Household, Sailortown Regeneration Group and Clanmil Housing Association, supported by Belfast City Council.
These workshops are part of On the production of daily life: the past and future of a neighbourhood, a three-year project designed and delivered by Sol Archer, the first artist invited to participate in Vicinity, Household’s new long-term artist residency programme. Sol’s project explores the communities-of-place, time, and the speculative, multiple identities that exist within the Sailortown neighbourhood in Belfast.