Opening 6pm Friday January 18th 2019

“...they are walkers, Wandersmänner whose bodies follow the thicks and thins of urban ‘text’…The networks of these moving, intersecting writings compose a manifold story that has neither author or spectator, shaped out of fragments of trajectories and alterations of spaces…”

(Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life; Chapter 7: ‘Walking in the City’.)

Every object has a story

Over many months, visual artist Sue Morris walked the Derry Walls. She was gathering materials for her project, Found - a quasi-scientific, forensic excavation and examination of the Walls’ environs.

The intention was to amass an array of items that would potentially shed insight into the lives and habits of those who walk the walls – locals and tourists.

The subsequent collection has been catalogued and presented as fragments of material evidence.

Examining the clues

The viewer can explore these clues and their narrative potential - as an amateur detective might approach a crime scene.

In contrast to the official, historical account that punctuates the city's Walls via tourist information points, it offers an alternative contemporary reading.

In this collection every item has been dropped/discarded/lost…and then found.

Walking the walls

‘Found’ is the second part of Verbal's 'Walking the Walls' series of exhibitions.

These exhibitions, curated by Gregory McCartney, articulate alternative approaches to and explorations of Derry's famous Walls.

This exhibition is supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council's Walled City – 400 Years Event Funding.

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