A musical response to an exhibition of photography
For Culture Night Belfast 2016, Belfast Exposed have invited members of the Ulster Youth Orchestra to perform a musical response to a group exhibition featuring photography by three artists; Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova.
Matthew Finn has been photographing his mother in a series of collaborative portraits since 1987. His new work revisits this series at an emotional time that has seen his mother, Jean, move from her family home into an assisted living residence.
Joanna Piotrowska's work explores anxiety and the effects of global and political events on the individual. She has invited young women to recreate poses from self-defence manuals and has documented the poses in domestic settings.
Tereza Zelenkova has travelled to her native Czech Republic to explore themes of history, local legend and folklore. Her eerily beautiful black and white photographs of woodlands, store structures and relics form a dream-like, subconscious world.
The Ulster Youth Orchestra was established in 1993 and brings together the most talented young instrumentalists aged 14-23 from across Northern Ireland.