This film is a clip from an interview put together for BBC knowledge (now know as BBC 4).
The multi-media piece Troubled Thoughts is a collaborative body of work, which deals with the troubles in Northern Ireland from a female perspective. Acknowledging, both cultural diversity as well as the religious differences, the work seeks to give insight into the complexity of a community in conflict. In an attempt to blur community boundaries and avoid obvious visual symbolism, which would both identify and separate the women, the images referenced identity, photo-booth images and were exhibited anonymously. Accompanying the images, but not attaching themselves to any particular image, is a collection of oral histories by the women, discussing their experiences of the troubles. The dialogue mixes the tragic with the everyday conversations.
The work was made whilst on residency at Flaxart Studios in Belfast, with the support of Belfast City Council and Northern Ireland Arts. It opened in Belfast, on International Women’s day 1998, just prior to the Good Friday peace agreement and was also shown as part of the Women in Focus Festival in Camden in 1999.