Belfast, Northern Ireland : 1977

Performance during MacLennan’s journey to and from work each day, over a period of one month.

August 1977

‘Performed when there were many more security gates with searchers in Belfast […] It explored the reaction of the searchers to this strange apparition. MacLennan became aware of their and his anxiety as a shared experience he could control. The canes attached to the plastic had two functions: to make the walk ‘audible’ and to keep the plastic in place by their weight.’

Text from ‘Alastair MacLennan: Is No’, ed. Stephen Snoddy, 1988.