The uncertainties raised by BREXIT, the failure of the power sharing Assembly, and the challenges to the Good Friday Agreement have left a dangerous space in Northern Ireland where dissident terrorist groups find a voice and gain influence. Between 2014-2018 there has been a 60% surge in paramilitary style ‘punishment’ shootings and beatings. As a response to the rise in dissident terrorist activity I have been developing several bodies of work using the emblem of the three hole balaclava ski mask  - a symbol of terrorism in the province.  The first of those bodies of works is Masks, a series of unique silver gelatin prints made by placing an iPad directly onto light-sensitive paper. The resulting soft, yet disturbing images allude to the troubles of the past and stir dark thoughts of a future conflict.
Martin Seeds terrorist ski mask photograph 3 hole balaclava Northern Ireland dissident terrorism

Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch


        Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch
        Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch
Martin Seeds terrorist ski mask photograph 3 hole balaclava Northern Ireland dissident terrorism

Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch


Martin Seeds terrorist ski mask photograph 3 hole balaclava Northern Ireland dissident terrorism

Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch


Martin Seeds terrorist ski mask photograph 3 hole balaclava Northern Ireland dissident terrorism

Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch


Martin Seeds terrorist ski mask photograph 3 hole balaclava Northern Ireland dissident terrorism

Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch


        Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch
        Masks, 2018. Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4x20.3 cm / 10x8 inch
Martin Seeds terrorist ski mask photograph 3 hole balaclava Northern Ireland dissident terrorism

Masks, 2018 Unique silver gelatin prints. 25.4 x 20.3 cm /10 x 8 inch.​​​​​​​

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