BBC Radio 4 Presents: Invisible Belfast
"We all like to get lost in a book - but when Danielle, an American visitor to Belfast, stumbles upon a mysterious handwritten note in a secondhand copy of Ciaran Carson's novel The Star Factory - she finds herself on a labyrinthine journey through his prose and through the hidden side-roads and alleyways of the city. As she searches for the elusive Irish author and poet, it soon becomes clear that there's much more to Belfast than meets the eye. This is a city that regenerates itself through layers of history and memory where the main protagonists are want to disappear at any time. Between the adjuncts and intervening avenues of Belfast and Carson's narrative, Danielle realises she can't read the city like a book as it will always exceed the confines of the pages..."
In 2011, Alan Hook and I developed and co-produced a multiplatform, digital-live game played over 6 weeks in the city of Belfast, based on the novels of Belfast writer Ciaran Carson. In 2016, BBC Radio 4 adapted the concept to a radio documentary format, remediating our remediation.