Discoveries : PS², 18 Donegall Street and Space Shuttle Location at Royal Avenue/North Street’,
27 April - 05 May 2007

Mission 1- 6: Report, edited work and launch of publication


After six projects between August 2006 and March 2007, at different locations around Belfast and with different artists as crew members; space shuttle returns for the last time with Discoveries. From locations as diverse as the front of a pub in Donegall Pass- the water edge at the Titanic Quarter or a school yard in Ballymurphy, mission-findings from these creative space explorations will be on display in Discoveries. Artists and multidisciplinary groups gave each project a distinct profile with a wide range of work practices and strategies in urban creativity. Each project- lasting up to 2 weeks- exposed the shuttle and its team to real and sometimes alien encounters with the social environment. The projects invited the public to participate and take part in an exploration of the urban space, small side streets, squares and sites, which normally receive no cultural attention or public interest.

A journey which mapped the city in many different visual forms, from film- to objects- to surveys. 

Discoveries takes place in two locations; PS² shows objects and relics from the mission tours and can be used as a study room for the publication. The space shuttle at Royal Avenue/North Street is turned into a cinema, with films, interviews and footage from various projects.