projects:gig rig 2002
golden thread gallery,belfast
curated by gail prentice
Urban projects consists of a series of work derived from interviews with
people from Ardoyne and the Bone.
The work is concerned with how people describe their locality and use local
knowledge to navigate the urban environment.
A catalogue of the interviews was published to co incide with the exhibition
to Christine, Connor and Stevie.
'' ……… other stuff we're planning to set up is 'Gig Rigs' which are successful.
A.O'B What's a Gig Rig, like a concert?
C.M. It's a big van and the speakers and all. Basically what it is people getting
up and having a bit of craic, singing and dancing and then they get prizes
for that there so you do. It goes round different streets of Ardoyne so it
does. Well last year they had it, first they had it in my street, Etna Dr.,
then I think it was moved round outside The Shamrock and then up to Cranbrook
and then over to The Bone Area.
So basically they move it around to let kids from different streets take part
in it. It starts at 2p.m. and then finishes at 6p.m. so everyone can go home
and get their tea or whatever. And then at night goes on 'till I think it's
half ten. They would have a band on, or a group singing just to keep the people
I think it's going to be the same streets as last year, because the year before
basically what they do is they just keep it in the same streets where everyone
can go 'till it.
………..It's a big PA system and the put the CD's in and then they get say about
6 or 7 kids up dancing away. Last year we had Kevin McVeigh who was the 'resident
DJ' as we would call him and he was passing the mike around 'till al the kids
and they got prizes and all. I think it was someone from the senior committee
who first started it off. '' .Connor
Mixed media, wood and gesso 2'.3'.8" / 60cm. 90cm.20cm