Peace Wall Stories: Artist’s Talk
Join Stephen Wilson for this discussion about his exhibition. Stephen will lead a tour of the installation and talk about the work with some of the local people who have taken part in the project. Places are limited, so please register early.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.
In March 2021 a group of 12 people who live, work or grew up near the Cupar Way Peace Walls were photographed and videoed by leading local photographer, Stephen Wilson, telling stories of their experiences. The stories are extremely personal and varied, often even seeming contradictory as are the people’s life experiences and memories of the same streets often at the same time. Each 2.5 metre high portrait is rendered as a halftone image consisting of approximately 3,000 dots. These halftones are reminiscent of old newspaper photographs which documented the conflict. Printed on commercial billboard Blue Back paper the images have been pasted onto the concrete section of the peace wall on Cupar Way and will be removed after the event. The faces that make up this wall come to life on mobile phones as they share their stories through the videos or in the AR app. Every story is personal, every story is different and together the stories make another kind of wall. Stephen will lead a tour of the installation and talk about the work with some of the local people who have taken part in the project.
Stephen Wilson is a photographer based in Northern Ireland. Over the last 25 years his photographs have been featured in numerous national and international publications. Covering subjects as diverse as conflicts in former Soviet Eastern Europe to famine relief in southern Africa. Then Stephen returned home to work in post conflict Northern Ireland covering stories for a newspapers and press agencies and finally working freelance. Now as well as Lecturing photography, Stephen continues to work on long form documentary projects about representation of identity in the Loyalist Protestant community in Ireland as well as running photography workshops in interface areas as a means of communities exploring their identities.
Meet at the junction of Cupar Way and North Howard Street. Registration is essential for this free event.