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A Unique Silence: Poems of the Ulster Museum

30m Poetry, Animation, AI 2021

QFT and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s present a A Unique Silence, featuring poets’ responses to artworks in the Ulster Museum.

In the Spring of 2021, students from the Seamus Heaney Centre and Trinity University in Texas were invited to write new poems in response to A Unique Silence: The Rembrandt Etchings, an exhibition at the Ulster Museum. They met for a series of online workshops led by Dr. Stephen Sexton and Professor Jenny Browne.

A Unique Silence: Poems of the Ulster Museum was premiered simultaneously on QFT Player and in-person at QFT. The film was produced by Armchair & Rocket and features AI-generated visuals by computer artist Glenn Marshall.

Featuring poems by Elizabeth McIntosh, Matthew Rice, Ciara Keogh, Emily Youngerman, Logan Muzyka, Leah Taylor, Shelby Sperling, Cait Phenix, Jessie Metcalf, Maddie West, Mackenzie Cook, Ruby Walker, Liam Caldwell, Hannah Hsu, Sorcha Ní Cheallaigh, and Jamie Field.

This annual Ekphrasis project builds on the long history of interdisciplinary dialogue between writers and artists in Belfast.

This film was originally created as part of the UK-wide Film Feels Hopeful season. Film Feels is managed by Film Hub Midlands on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network, powered by National Lottery funding.

Ekphrasis: Writing & Art

AI Visuals

Glenn Marshall



Closed Captions [CC]



United Kingdom