Falls Burns Malone Fiddles

2003

Campbell, Duncan
'Falls Burns Malone Fiddles' is a film about 1970s and 80s youth culture in Belfast. The film pieces together photographs of young working class people and depressed neighbourhoods taken in Belfast during the Troubles. Far from being the iconic representations of violence and political unrest that come to mind, these images make place for everyday existence; the hairstyles, fashions and aspirations of the moment. Campbell's work is constructed from two community photographic archives in Belfast: Belfast Exposed and Community Visual Images. Campbell comments "Both organisations were set up to intervene in the field of representation, to counteract the all persuasive view of life in Belfast as seen through the prism of media clichés about the political conflict. My film is an homage to this process that looks at the production of alternative narratives, along with the terms on which they are narrated."
  • Artwork Details: running time: 34 minutes
  • Edition: 3 of 6 + 2 APs
  • Material description: 16mm fim and analogue video transferred to digital video
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy Belfast Exposed
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC26/2012

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