SHE DEVIL, from Rome to Belfast
SHE DEVIL, the video screening format about female topics created in Rome in 2006 by Stefania Miscetti, is travelling to Belfast (Northern Ireland) hosted by the Golden Thread Gallery, where a selection of past 7 editions of the project are exhibited together with a specific Irish and Northern Irish edition.
The format involves artists and curators, both Italian and international, both emerging and established, who work with moving images. The various works and the different critical perspectives coexist within a discourse of many voices, where the multiplicity of women’s worlds and visions emerge.
It is basically a programme of video screenings of women’s work that each year involves a number of curatorial voices. Each curator selects a video and then, together with the others, builds a unique filmic discourse on gender identity for each edition.
SHE DEVIL in Belfast will contribute to the wider international discourse with a special edition curated by a group of Irish and Northern Irish curators, selected by Peter Richards.
SHE DEVIL in Belfast is comprised of two distinct programmes: the first featuring invited curators’ selections; and the second featuring works selected from the previous seven instalments.
The first programme originates from a dialogue exploring female representations in Ireland. The programme includes selections by invited curators: Jackie Barker; Sara Greavu; Angela Halliday; Sarah McAvera; Marguerite O’Molloy and Susan Jane Picken with works by artists: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz; Vivienne Dick; Frances Hegarty; Isabel Nolan; Sinéad O’Donnell and Daphne Wright.
The second programme, selected by Peter Richards from the previous seven instalments of SHE DEVIL, presents a range of international voices from which to further explore a discourse concerning gender identity. The programme features selections by previous curators: Antonia Alampi; Caterina Iaquinta; Orsola Mileti; Manuela Pacella; Cristiana Perrella; Lydia Pribisova and Elena Giulia Rossi with works by artists: Kelly Dobson; Kate Gilmore; Malak Helmy; Klara Lidén; Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle; Tamara Moyzes; Luana Perilli; Ma Qiusha; Larissa Sansour; Jeanne Susplugas; Rona Yefman and Tanja Schlander.
Each programme will be shown through the exhibition in adjoining blacked-out rooms, and are both approximately an hour in duration. We will be joined by both Stefania Miscetti and Manuela Pacella in early February for a seminar discussion programme with contributions from selected guest curators and writers, further details to follow.
Previous editions of SHE DEVIL have taken place in Rome and Bucharest, with instalments being guest selected by Museums and Festivals including: the MNAC in Bucharest in 2009; Ravello Festival in 2010; MACRO Museum in Rome in 2011; and Palazzo Primavera in Terni in 2015. This is SHE DEVIL’S first visit to the North of Ireland.
Opening: 17 December 2015 at 6pm
Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
17 December 2015 – 6 February 2016