Dorothy Hunter

PSĀ² Freelands Artist programme, 2022-23

Dorothy Hunter is a cross-disciplinary artist, writer and researcher, born in Mid-Ulster and living and working in Belfast. She is a recent graduate of both MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD, and MA Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute. Exhibitions include Anticipated Fictions; Monumental Configurations at PS Squared, Belfast and 126 Artist-Led Gallery, Galway, The Landis Museum at CCA Derry-Londonderry, and Still (the) Barbarians, EVA International, Limerick. She is currently a co-editor of Critical Bastards magazine and a member of Flax Art Studios, Belfast.

I work across disciplines in my research-led practice, often mixing installation, photography, film, archiving, and writing, in order to explore temporal marking, the political shaping of space, and awkward aftermaths, in-betweens and prior moments. I draw from the increments created in time and the types of temporality or futures that arise from them. Certain narratives and events become visible iterations of ephemeral structures, and perhaps synonymous and/or proxies for other (wider) dynamics. As such, I have worked with changing archives, inherited and concentrating histories, and architectures of information.