Homebird is an intimate portrayal of Belfast, opening a dialogue which recognises the common ground amongst individual narratives. This series gathers personal accounts, through portraiture and audio recordings, aiming to relinquish and redress Belfast’s stereotypical representation. Since I moved to Belfast in 2017, I have been confronted by its negative representation. Yet I have found myself in a place where people no longer serve as symbols of the past. Based on my longing to engage with the city and its communities, I’m delving into the deeply rooted connection between place and identity. I am sharing my collaborators narratives, aiming to contribute to this redefinition. Through this series of intimate portraits and connections, I have begun to understand Belfast as my home.
Iryna Baklan • Mark Bell • Claire French • Paul Greenfield • Clare Lyons • Gavin Martin • Roula Patra • John Post • Martin Reynolds • Niall Ruddy • Jolane Schaffner •