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Alex Monteith

Alex Monteith (b. 1977, Belfast) is a new media artist, academic and competitive surfer whose work incorporates sound, performance, photography, film, video, kinetic and network components. Her practice explores political issues surrounding land ownership, history and occupation, as well as the limits of consumer technology. Her projects have traversed political movements, contemporary sports, culture and social activities, often taking place in large-­‐scale or extreme geographies and involving collaboration with technical or cultural specialists – ranging from Air Force Pilots, sheepdog trialists and racing motorcyclists to internationally recognised surfers. Career highlights include exhibitions at Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2019) and Artspace Aotearoa (2021), a major survey at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (2010), and a solo exhibition at MMK Frankfurt (2012).


Kā Paroro o Haumumu: Coastal Flows/Coastal Incursions in Light of Time [5-channel installation] (2022), Deepwater Currents (2020), Split [2-channel installation] (2012), Ngā wai e kato haere ana ki Te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa [Single Channel Video] (2019), Te rerenga pōuri o nga parawhenua ki Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa [Three Channel Video] (2020), Shadow V: 13 Shots into the night [Single Channel Video] (2017), Rena Shipping Container Disaster [5-channel installation] (2016), Cascade Cove in the shadow of 150,000 bones, [Single Channel Video] (2016), Chapter and Verse, [Single Channel Video] (2005), Chapter and Verse Chapter and Verse; 16mm film recorded on the Melmount Road, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 11th July 2001 with fast forward and slow motion speed changes authored to VHS by the Royal Ulster Constabulary for the purposes of prosecution, [Single Channel Video] (2012), Pause the Rising Tide (1999), Te Au o Te Moana – Voice of the Ocean, Enabling Kaitiakitanga, [Single Channel Video] (2023)

Saturday 9 March, 11:00

Maria Fusco is a working-class writer who grew up during the Troubles in Belfast. This Propositions event clashes together two BBC TV plays and an artist’s film to explore the ongoing legacies of censorship, voice and socio-cultural velocity with particular reference to the BBC’s broadcasting ban of 1988 to 1994 of Northern Irish (largely Nationalist) politicians.

The event title is a quote from Reginald Maudling, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1970-72

Run Time

117 mins
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