By chance I visited Uillinn on Wednesday in between shows: I believe the MA Art and Environment students will exhibiting next, and that I am looking forward to seeing. Stephen Canty was able to let me carry out a few experiments with the IWT situated there. We also organised a video call between the two IWTs, the kind of thing that should excite Actor Network Theory (ANT) fans but, really, the objects were oblivious to each other. Bruno Latour would have been have been proud of us in another way too. At long last, the Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be happening. I had brought a 'smart plug' along. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
Reflections from a series of four residencies completed by Micheál O'Connell at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in 2021 and 2022 to create new work in response to an Arts Council Commissions Award granted in 2020. Initially the work forms a solo exhibition, 'System Interference', which opened at Uillinn on 17th Sep. 2022, and will then, thanks to Touring and Dissemination funding, travel to Wexford Arts Centre (from Aug. 2023) and Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (opening Nov. 2023).
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
'Please wait a few minutes before trying again.'
Even since the offer to try out one of the IWTs at Gallery Dodo (within a complex called Phoenix) presented itself I've been unable to escape the idea that it would be better to not let the things extend to their full capacity. Dodo is, I don't know, maybe 2-2.5m in height, and this would reach 5.5, given the chance. The sight of it bent against the ceiling with air being compressed into it is something!
I'll finish this post some other time. The still above shows Kara Hearn's new video playing on a screen next to the deflated inflatable.
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