MARIO LIFTENEGGER: CONFLICT ON THE WALL - MURALS IN BELFAST
scopio aboveground: architecture
The project documentats the phenomenon of erecting murals in the streets of the Northern Irish capital Belfast and their changing process over the years.
This photo series deals with the phenomenon of erecting murals in the streets of Belfast. Through this series of photographs, which were shot over the duration of four years, the variety of the murals – which were erected on walls – and the changing process of the murals should be highlighted. The documented murals deal with geopolitical themes as well as the memory of fallen paramilitaries. So they reflect the century-old conflict between Loyalists/Unionists/Protestants and Republicans/Nationalists/Catholics in Northern Ireland. Beside this also the role of the murals as a landmark between the interface areas of the two cities (the living areas are devided in Republicans/Nationalists/Catholics and Loyalists/Unionists/Protestants residential areas. These areas abut on each other and there the Murals function as a sign for inhabitants and foreigners in which area they are) should be documented.
Colophon: Belfast 2007 to 2010