Piecelines attempts to engage Derrida's notion of the specter as it enables a re-conceptualization of Belfast's Piece Line fragments. Addressing the untimeliness of the spectral moment, the project sets in tension the historical grids of Catholic and Protestant enclaves which serve as reminders of the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
Mapping the relative paranoia on either side of a Piece Line fragrment, the resultant gradient was translated into a tectonic system of grid overwriting. The fragment transformed from a wall to a series of overlapping planes, shifting away from legibility. Occupying a space of transformation between the grids, the mapping makes manifest a series of interstitial presents-each haunted by the last; ultimately disabling a linear reading of time.
In collaboration with: Eric Suntup
Location: Belfast, Ireland