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Collect and Connect

January 2017

Collect and Connect was the first solo exhibition and performance by final year Fine Art undergraduate Zara Lyness. 

The installation of mixed media porcelain and wax bells takes the visitor through a visual journey of everyday objects that connect with personal histories and relationships. 

The performance, lasting around an hour, included pinning embroidered statements created during performance for the 2017 Belfast International Festival of Performance Art while engaging with the public and participating artists and a ritual destruction of a bell mould. 

The performance ending with the tolling of the only bell with a voice in the installation.