chapter  18
6 Pages

Thirteen Points, Expanded (Excerpt)

WithKristen Kreider, James O’Leary

Thirteen points – fragments of image, object, action; slices of matter, memory, history, mediation – are identified: one for each of the ‘Peace Wall’ clusters situated in and around the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Each of these becomes the starting point for a piece of writing that seeks to magnify it, hyperbolically; narrate it, fictitiously; study it, obsessively; arrange it, haphazardly. The ‘Peace Wall’ clusters have existed and developed as markers of sectarian division in Belfast for the past forty-five years. This writing seeks to explore the physical, psychological, emotional and imaginative effects of this on the city.