I am a patient at Old Bryson Street Surgery and had used the old building when it was still in use.
I asked her Doctor to come to the surgery and ring a hand bell for one minute.
Ringing the hand bell in the empty surgery and listening to the sound gives some idea of the space, the sound bouncing off empty walls and through empty cupboards, around the bleach marks of painting on walls.
The bell and the sounds are in the exhibition at Hollywood Arches Library from 05 – 30 September 2012.
From East Belfast Festival – A Creative Method article
Everywhere we look and everything we read right now seems to tell us that we are at a new juncture. We find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented moment of change in the city of Belfast. In East Belfast a new landscape is appearing and the old fabric of the area and its neighbourhoods are changing at an enormously fast rate.
Prime will use a creative approach to archive and document a building in East Belfast whose function is changing. The collective will make work in response to the building and will make these responses available to view at the local library. Prime proposes an alternative creative method for historical archiving.
Bryson Street Surgery
During a two day period in August Prime investigated the abandoned Bryson Street Surgery (due to be demolished) and developed three separate strands of work aiming to artistically archive an aspect of the building and it’s past.