Allan Hughes

Allan Hughes is an artist based in Belfast and working out of Orchid Studios. His video work explores relationships and responses to the recorded voice and its role in the negotiation and remediation of historical narratives. Hughes' works usually proceeds from research into the sites, documents and apparatus of recorded and remediated histories. His installations have touched on many subjects, which have included Jane Fonda's Radio Hanoi Broadcasts, the decommissioned British Army listening post at Black Mountain in Belfast, the recording of Patty Hearst's S.L.A. Communiqués and the erased portions of Richard Nixon's Watergate Tapes. His works examine the precarious position of subjectivity within the constructed narratives of history and the processes of their representation and reception, acknowledging that his subjects are events, people and places that have been fictionalised as much as they have been reconstructed and recounted. Hughes unpacks the processes of remediation through a deconstruction of production methodologies and establishes a place that privileges listening and the rediscovery of subjective and heterogeneous positions within reconstructed histories. Recent exhibitions of work have been shown at Matt Roberts Gallery in London, SCOPE Art in New York and KYU in Taiwan. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally with work shown in the Mediations Biennale in Poznan Poland, UNOACTU in Dresden, La Sala Naranja Valencia, the Ormeau Baths Gallery Belfast and the Beursschouwburg in Brussels amongst others. He has recently completed his PhD in Fine Art at the University of Ulster under Professors Willie Doherty and Kerstin Mey. Allan Hughes is represented by the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. read full statement

Location Belfast, Northern Ireland