Jacqueline Wylie

The Ground Between Us / Life Goes On

Jacqueline Wylie

A selection of constructed photographs on the theme of loneliness, called 'The Ground Between Us'. 

The work at the Strand forms part of Jacqueline's response to Accessing Architecture, an ongoing project about how disabled people access the urban environment and commissioned by University of Atypical and NI Screen. The work will be displayed at the Strand Arts Centre (exterior) throughout the festival. 

According to Jacqueline: "The Strand show represents my personal response to the theme, which a reflection on the impact of Covid on daily lives of people living in East Belfast. They will form the basis of a series of workshops I'm currently developing with Deirdre McKenna at University of Atypical, which will consider the social model of disability and the concept of 'the second shift' as it relates to the hidden domestic accommodations people with disabilities need to make so they can function in the world."

Biography

Dr. Jacqueline Wylie is a British/Irish artist currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her socially engaged practice explores how value is assigned to creativity. Working with a variety of materials (including textiles, photography, text, and social media) her current focus is on the ethics of social media use, particularly space/location and identity through the medium of constructed and documentary photography.

Wylie initially trained as an archaeologist, specialising in industrial archaeology and vernacular architecture. In 2017 she completed a PhD at Ulster University, with a study of contemporary visual artists’ use of social media and the consequences on their studio practice. The past three years have been a period of research and development for Jacqueline and she is currently working on a substantial body of new art work for exhibition in 2021.