Daily Archives: July 17, 2014


VAN July / August 2014: Kevin Gaffney Describes his Residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan

Kevin Gaffney, Everything Disappears, 2014

Kevin Gaffney, Everything Disappears, 2014

Residency

FLUID IDENTITIES
KEVIN GAFFNEY DESCRIBES HIS RESIDENCY AT THE TAIPEI ARTIST VILLAGE IN TAIWAN.

Each year, 25 international artists are chosen for the Taipei Artist Village (TAV) residency and 15 for the Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV) residency. AV and THAV are sister artist villages, both managed by the Taipei Culture Foundation, with TAV located in the government office district in central Taipei. I was informed of my selection to the residency at TAV in mid July 2013. (more…)


VAN July / August 2014: Victoria White Sharing Ideas on Peer Critique Session

Vicky Wright, Extraction V,  2011, 115 x 112 x 29cm / 45 x 44 x 11 inches, oil on wooden crate, image courtesy of the artist and Josh Lilley Gallery

Vicky Wright, Extraction V, 2011, 115 x 112 x 29cm / 45 x 44 x 11 inches,
oil on wooden crate, image courtesy of the artist and Josh Lilley Gallery

VAI Professional Development: 

PAINTING AS EMBODIMENT

LONDON-BASED PAINTER VICTORIA WRIGHT OUTLINES SOME OF THE KEY IDEAS SHE SHARED IN THE COURSE OF DELIVERING A PEER CRITIQUE SESSION FOR VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME. 

My first visit to Ireland was to take part in the show ‘Making Familiar’ at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (10 August – 29 Sept 2012). The exhibition paired works by various painters, hanging them in ‘dialogue’ with each other (1). A weekly series of public conversations between the participating artists was a key element of the project. My work was shown alongside paintings by the Irish artist Diana Copperwhite. In our public discussion, held in the gallery, we addressed our inspirations and approaches around working practices – including philosophical ideas and how we each went about creating preparatory imagery for our works.  (more…)


VAN July / August 2014: Sven Anderson on Embedding Himself within DCC as an Urban Acoustic Planner / Sound Designer

The pattern of 14 points that forms the identity for MAP corresponds to the locations of the current ambient noise-monitoring sensors installed in Dublin, extracted from the map of the city. These sensors measure and record the city's sonic dynamics, as mandated in the European Environmental Noise Directive established in 2002, producing a sequence of data that establishes a legible but abstract representation of the city¹s sound environment. The MAP project takes this abstraction as the entry point at which the city as an institution initiates its dialogue with the sound environment, seeking out further abstractions as well as forging a more concrete operational phenomenology. Image by Sven Anderson.

The pattern of 14 points that forms the identity for MAP corresponds to the locations of the current ambient noise-monitoring sensors installed in Dublin, extracted from the map of the city. These sensors measure and record the city’s sonic dynamics, as mandated in the European Environmental Noise Directive established in 2002, producing a sequence of data that establishes a legible but abstract representation of the city¹s sound environment. The MAP project takes this abstraction as the entry point at which the city as an institution initiates its dialogue with the sound environment, seeking out further abstractions as well as forging a more concrete operational phenomenology. Image by Sven Anderson.

Art in Public 

BETWEEN INQUIRY & CONTROL
SVEN ANDERSON OUTLINES A PROJECT BASED ON EMBEDDING HIMSELF WITHIN DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL AS AN URBAN ACOUSTIC PLANNER / SOUND DESIGNER. 

My project ‘Manual for Acoustic Planning and Urban Sound Design’ (MAP) is based on temporarily exploring the role of an urban acoustic planner / sound designer within Dublin City Council (DCC). The work that I am performing via this role is engaged with the potential of the city’s sound environment, focusing on urban design, planning and issues around public space. (more…)


VAN July / August 2014

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Cover: Tom Climent, Acrobat, oil on canvas, 30×30 cm

CONTENTS:
5. Column. Treasa O’Brien. Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A.
6. Column. Boredom, Compulsion & Anxiety. Mark Fisher.
7. Column. Constructing Migration. Emily Mark–Fitzgerald.
8. News. The latest developments in the visual arts sector.
8. VAI News. Visual Artists Ireland’s research, projects and campaigns.
9. Regional Profile. West Cork, Resources and Activities – Blue House Gallery; Kinsale Arts Festival, West Cork Arts Centre, David Bickley; Wendy Dison.
12. How is it made? Expansion & Transformation. Maud Cotter talks to Bernadette Cotter.
13. Career Development. Material Negotiation. Barbara Knezevic’s approach to professional practice.
14. Organisation Profile. Championing a Medium. Ben Crothers profiles Belfast Print Workshop.
15. Project profile. Ultra Violet Orange. Sarah Kelleher profiles ‘Iron R 2’ at NSF, Cork. (more…)