Clare Strand

Belfast Exposed

28 April - 17 June
Tue - Sat 11am - 5pm

Public Preview: Thursday 27 April, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Friday 28 April, 1pm

Snake by Clare Strand is a new body of work exploring a selection of images sourced from the artist’s extensive personal archive. Being realised as an exhibition for the first time, and following on from the publication Girl Plays with Snake recently published by MACK Books, Snake is a multidimensional presentation of photography, text and technology colluding in the gallery space.

Women and girls are pictured holding, playing with and gazing fondly at the snakes, juxtaposed alongside automatic generated texts that touch on the absurd, the intimate and the uncanny.

Referencing the snake as the well-known subject of allegory and metaphor, the exhibition is also a continuation of Strand’s ongoing engagement with the scrapbooks, magazines, photographs and research that she has been obsessively collecting since her mid-teens.