Unsettlement opens Thursday 6th July 6pm


by Paul Moore
Curated by Moran Been-noon

Opening Thurs 6 July, 6-9pm, Platform Arts, Belfast.
Performance @ 6.45 Castle street entrance to Platform Arts

Exhibition continues, 7th – 22nd July

Unsettlement is the latest development of visual artist Paul Moore’s #nonarnia project. This Belfast-focused project critiques the adoption of fantastic cultural icons as signifiers of the gentrification processes.

Moore has been producing different works in response to C.S. Lewis’s 1950’s children’s book, The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe. Each of the individual works has its own unique qualities and relationship with East Belfast and its community, working as individual pieces and together in a series as larger body of work. For Unsettlement Moore will take over Gallery 1 of Platform Arts, Belfast this July with a No-Narnia No-Fantasy artistic inquiry into the recent administration-directed gentrification processes in Belfast.

On opening night, 6th July a procession-performance ceremony will take place at 6.45pm on the ground floor of Platform Art, entrance from Castle St.

Take part post an image of your wardrobe to  #nonarnia & write a twitter story for #atthelampost

Check for updates and further information www.nonarnia.com

Paul Moore  “Furniture can often be overlooked as a mundane feature of the home. But its resonance in our lives is much more profound. Cupboards, for example, contain our past – as well as our regrets and secrets. Our wardrobes, meanwhile, suggest who we might have become, and where we might have gone.”

Moran  “Unsettlement acts as a round up of Paul Moore’s No Narnia project. The bigger project’s critique was very whimsical in its approach, however in this exhibition the commentary is a matter-a-fact critique of gentrification processes taking part in Belfast. While the work keeps some of its playful nature the approach here is more sombre and exposes the back-end views of this directed social mechanism.”



​Paul Moore

Paul Moore has completed the position of researcher on The Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) programme – a practice-based and research-focused taught Masters delivered by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT).

Moore’s practice challenges interpretations of our being, geographically, mentally and physically, interrogating the ambiguity of information and its ability to express more than one interpretation of reality. He explores the human condition and its relationship within this modern technological landscape, invoking memory and sense as a language in forming a narrative of the present.

Recent selected shows include: G R O U P S H O W, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, 2016. Statəcraft, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Space, Dublin, 2016. lorem ipsum, ADF Gallery Belfast, 2015. Palace Revolution, Galveston Arts Centre, Texas U.S.A. 2014.

Moran Been-noon

Based in Dublin, Moran Been-noon explores with her curatorial practice the possibilities in political art practice, and particularly engages with questions of the spaces and places art practice occupies. Been-noon earned her MFA degree in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and her PhD at NCAD in Dublin. During her PhD studies, she developed a consistent curatorial practice and curated several exhibitions and art events. She is currently a co-director of Platform Arts in Belfast, and working as an independent curator, writer, and artist.

Mailing address is:
Platform Arts
1 Queen Street


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s