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Even Now, 2012, is a solo performance originally performed as part of PRESENT: THE ART OF ENCOUNTER commissioned by The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University & Bbeyond, Belfast. The work consists of still images taken by Jordan Hutchings and 2 original English press photographs of the emergency services at the scene of the bombing at La Mon House. These are examples of wire or line photos that were sent by telecommunication lines back to various Press offices where the image was then developed in the office. These two photographs contain the press message attached and were taken by Malcom Croft.

Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4218
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Sandra Johnston, Even Now, 2012, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Sandra Johnston b.1968

Northern Irish artist Sandra Johnston uses performance and installation to explore the aftermath of trauma through acts of commemoration as forms of testimony and empathetic encounter. Johnston is a co-founder of collectives including CATALYST ARTS and BBEYOND. She completed a PhD research project ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt: An Investigation into Concepts of Doubt, Risk and Testimony Explored Through Consideration of Performance Art Processes in Relation to Systems of Legal Justice’ in 2013.

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