Speci/men

By Davy and Kristin McGuire

Friday 24 January to Saturday 22 February

Ulster University, Belfast

‘Magical and exquisitely crafted, Davy and Kristin McGuire’s universe is full of visual wonders’ The Guardian

Ulster University and Out to Lunch Festival partner to present a microscopic vision of humanity by acclaimed artists Davy and Kristin McGuire.

In the foyer of our art college, be an unwitting explorer through a human zoo of pocket-sized people in this witty anthropological study of the human species.

Ulster University opens its Belfast foyer as an anthropological museum exploring a world of tiny people in their various habitats captured in a series of terrarium-like display cases. Members of the public are invited to observe these miniature humans and reflect upon how they behave under the various conditions they are placed. At the beach, in the city, even at an apocalyptic rubbish dump, we are aided by an Attenborough style commentary on headsets and get to explore these little people’s behaviour as if they were a different species.

Studio McGuire deliver astonishing worlds sculpted out of anything from paper and wood to glass and fabric enhanced by miniature projections. They have delivered work worldwide in 60 countries including collaborations with Royal Shakespeare Company, Hull 2017, Barney’s of Madison Avenue and Swedish Museum of Performing Arts.

Location

Ulster University York Street Belfast County Antrim BT15 1ED

Ulster University believes that creativity is a cornerstone of society. It has a very important part to play in our quality of life, wealth and civilisation. Arts & Culture produces a year-round programme of creative activity for the public, its staff and students. This arts activity is part of the University’s civic role that helps to strengthen our communities and generate a prosperity that we can all enjoy.

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