And Now We Dance

The Details

Name: And Now We Dance

Location: Ann Street/Victoria Square

Created by: Paula Caffrey

Sponsor: U105

Design Inspiration

To celebrate 21 years of Northern Ireland Hospice’s children’s in-patient unit, this design is a checkerboard (in a nod to the original Elmer) of the 168 painted frames that make up the 21 second frame-by-frame animation ‘Now, we dance’. In this 21 second animation, celebrating 21 years of the incredible resilience of staff and patients at NI Hospice, children dance and frolic creating a timeline of colourful moving shapes. By using the app ‘Artivive’ you can point at one of the squares on Elmer’s checkerboard of frames to witness it come to life on your device.

About the Artist

Paula Caffrey is a visual artist from Belfast, working predominantly across Northern Ireland and Scotland, where she completed most of her arts education. Since completing an MA at University of the Arts, London, her practice continues to focus on an exploration of Solitude, movement and the nuances of communication and language. Her work often combines traditional practices of drawing and painting with digital applications. Her latest piece of work, animated film ‘Alone’ 2021, was an exploration into the basic state of human existence. Solitude and was recently acquired by ACNI in the collection acquisitions open submission scheme. This piece of work was premiered at a group exhibition in January 2021 in Seoul, South Korea and was shortlisted in the John Byrne Awards. She has also exhibited work in Edinburgh, Dundee and London.

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