a black and white abstract negative photograph of fir tree branches in the Stormont estate in northern ireland

Disagreement i, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
101.6cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. /  50.8cm x 40.6cm Ed 8.

a black and white abstract landscape photograph of  bushes and treet in the stormont estate in northern ireland

Disagreement ii, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
101.6cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. /  50.8cm x 40.6cm Ed 8.​​​​​​​

a black and white abstract photograph of  trees in the stormont estate in northern ireland by Martin Seeds

Disagreement iii, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
101.6cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. /  50.8cm x 40.6cm Ed 8.​​​​​​​

a black and white abstract photograph of  hanging ivy in the stormont estate in northern ireland by Martin Seeds

Disagreement iv, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2019
66cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. / 40.6cm x 30.5cm Ed 8.

Disagreement v, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
53.8cm x 81.2cm Ed 5 /  26.7cm x 40.6cm Ed 8.

a black and white abstract photograph of a small tree in the stormont estate in northern ireland by martin seeds

Disagreement vi, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
66cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. / 40.6cm x 30.5cm Ed 8.​​​​​​​

Disagreement vii, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2019
101.6cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. /  50.8cm x 40.6cm Ed 8.​​​​​​​

Disagreement viii, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
66cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. / 40.6cm x 30.5cm Ed 8.​​​​​​​

a black and white abstract photograph of tre trunks in woods of the  stormont estate in northern ireland

Disagreement ix, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
66cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. / 40.6cm x 30.5cm Ed 8.​​​​​​​

a black and white abstract photograph of  ferns on a river bank in the stormont estate in northern ireland

Disagreement x, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018
101.6cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. /  50.8cm x 40.6cm Ed 8.

Disagreement xi, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2019
101.6cm x 81.2cm Ed 5. /  50.8cm x 40.6cm Ed 8.​​​​​​​

In January 2017 political power-sharing in the Northern Ireland Assembly collapsed.  The reasons for the failure are complex and although not directly related to historical disagreements, these soon rose to the surface. The resulting ideological and cultural impasse has destabilised the province and raised doubts about the Good Friday Agreements’ viability as a framework for governance. ​​​​​​​ In 2018 the twenty year anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement passed uneventfully whilst the Assembly borne from it was silent. The prospect of a future Assembly has been twisted by and into the outcome of BREXIT.

Disagreements is a response to the Assembly's failure to negotiate the contrasting political viewpoints that have created a difficult and seemingly unresolvable political landscape. The works are made in the public grounds of the Stormont Estate, which surround the empty Parliament building.
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