small urban inventory 2005
golden thread gallery,belfast
curated by peter richards
A small urban inventory is a body of work derived from an ongoing collection
of urban myths, anecdotes, nicknames and hand drawn maps collected from a variety
of cities over a number of years.
The work is concerned with how people describe their locality and use local
knowledge to navigate the urban environment. The installation consists of a
laberinth of signs made from hand drawn maps from various cities and architectural
models of politically significant Belfast landmarks.
The website 'A Small Urban Inventory also accompanies this work. The site attempts
to collate and catagorise the ever expanding collection of myths anecdotes,
nicknames and maps.
Surfers can also contribute new material to the project whilst drinking coffee
from Belfast Story Mugs.