Photography intersects with Tiktok in Belfast Exposed’s new visual arts experience launching December 1, 2022. The photography organization born out of a mission to bridge Belfast’s divided residents in the early 1980s is inviting Tiktokers to create an immersive art experience in a gallery space. The exhibition will run from the 1st of December to the 23rd, 2022.
Belfast Exposed wants to push the boundaries of what is possible in an art exhibition. Three Tiktokers will be let loose upon the space to transform it into an interactive showcase. Emma White (@officialemmawhite), Conor Joyce(@conorsadce) and Erin Riley (@eringinariley) will also be creating an online experience for those not in attendance in Belfast. There will be elements of photography, audiovisual, interactive digital, and installations spread across the physical gallery space and social media channels.
The exhibition is also partnering with VAVA Influence, a Northern Ireland influencer agency. VAVA works to help grow the industry of social media marketers and influencers. They work only with social media and capitalize on the potential revenue driven in these spaces such as Tiktok.
Deirdre Robb, Director of Belfast Exposed said:
We are thrilled to be presenting this world first of an exhibition and pushing the boundaries of what can be done in our gallery spaces. Working with VAVA and these creators will bring a whole new audience to Belfast Exposed, as well as introducing our existing audiences to a new way of producing & consuming art. We can’t wait to see how they react!
Tiktok launched in 2016 and has accelerated exponentially to become one of the most popular social media platforms today. Belfast Exposed says they are looking forward to exploring how the Tiktok artists’ creations will be taken in by their audiences.
The experience is a part of the Belfast Exposed Futures initiative which aims to support emerging artists by giving them a platform for their work. Find out more information about the exhibition on the Belfast Exposed website here.