Across and In-Between - 14-18 NOW
14-18 NOW / What's On / Across and In-Between
Suzanne Lacy

Across and In-Between

Northern Ireland

Borders have profound impacts on the lives of people who live on or near them. Some borders, such as the one dividing Northern Ireland from the Republic, run through lakes, roads and farmland.

The Partition of Ireland dates from the end of the First World War. After the Easter Rising of 1916 and the assertion of independence by Sinn Fein in 1918, a devastating civil war broke out following the division of Ireland into north and south. The consequences of partition are still felt today.

Suzanne Lacy investigated how the border frames identity and intervenes in the routine of everyday life. For this commission, she co-created with residents a series of localised gatherings and individual musings on visible and invisible borders.

Lacy is a celebrated pioneer of social practice, a form of art that engages the public in collaborative projects on social issues such as class, race and gender equity. During the final season of 14-18 NOW, Lacy worked with communities from both sides of the Irish border on a shared artistic project.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Belfast International Arts Festival

You May Also Like

The Art Of Border Living

The Art Of Border Living

Northern Ireland

A sonic adventure, this creative documentary features a wealth of newly commissioned writing inspired by borderlands over the past 100 years.

Find Out More
These Rooms

Anu and Coiscéim Dance Theatre These Rooms

London

An intense, immersive blend of theatre, dance and visual art that revisits the North King Street Massacre, a controversial flashpoint during Dublin’s 1916 Easter Rising.

Find Out More
I Say Nothing

Christine Borland I Say Nothing

Free Glasgow

A powerful new work revealing hidden, dark histories behind a selection of WW1-related objects in Glasgow Museums’ collection that initially appear to be related to healing and saving lives.

Find Out More
Ceremony

Phil Collins Ceremony

Free Gateshead / Manchester / Belfast

A film and gallery installation exploring the legacy of Friedrich Engels and the lives of 21st-century workers, with Russia’s 1917 Revolution as a pivotal moment.

Find Out More
Close

Don’t Miss Out

Join the mailing list

Be the first to hear about our programme and event news.

For more information about how we collect, store and use your personal information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Close