not only the earth we share opens to the public

Covid-19 restrictions have lifted and not only the earth we share, Sol Archer’s exhibition of film and sculptural installation by Household’s artist-in-residence Sol Archer at Golden Thread Gallery (24 April – 29 May 2021) curated by Household, opens to the public on Tuesday 25th May. The exhibition examines the past, present, and future of Sailortown, a small neighbourhood in Belfast.

The films included in not only the earth we share are informed by strategies of auto-representation and the social and creative practices of the communities of Sailortown. They explore how storytelling, identity and community are constituents of urban commoning and can result from, and act as agents of, neighbourhood resistance. The films are exhibited alongside archival films sourced from the community, paintings by a local Arts and Crafts group, sculptural props that reference the architectural features of the original buildings in the former neighbourhood, and hanging fabric sculptural interventions that direct movement in the gallery and are reminiscent of domestic community spaces. More information about the exhibition can be found here.

The exhibition is accompanied by a custom-designed platform with additional content designed by NONGRAPHIC studio, which you can access here.