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Sandra Johnston, b.1968

Short Strand2000

Short Strand shows video footage of a performance action that took place for a random audience in the Short Strand area of Belfast in 2000.

MediumColour video, with sound
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4217
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Sandra Johnston, Short Strand, 2000, Colour video, with sound, 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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