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July 4, 2018

Death in Geological Time / Semazen | Amanda Rice & Stephen Gunning at Platform Arts, Belfast

05/07/2018 – 27/07/2018 – All Day
Platform Arts, 1 Queen Street, Belfast
Gallery One | Amanda Rice Death in Geological Time is a film work which is one part of a larger body of work which explores death, time and authenticity in the current geological epoch. The work discusses a recently (re-)discovered cave once used as a site of burial and ritual in Neolithic Ireland. In Irish mythology, the cave, (in the context of burial) is seen as a point of transition between the living and subterranean realm. On passing the threshold the viewer surfaces at LifeGem labs, a mechanised stratum where ‘memorial diamonds’ are created from extracted carbon of the deceased….
Death in Geological Time / Semazen | Amanda Rice & Stephen Gunning at Platform Arts, Belfast