A Hurry Through Which Known and Strange Things Pass* | Goethe Institut Irland Online Exhibition

A Hurry Through Which Known and Strange Things Pass* | Goethe Institut Irland Online Exhibition


15/10/2020 - 24/11/2020    


Online, n/a, n/a

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As part of “A Hurry Through Which Known and Strange Things Pass*”

We exist between Telemorphosis and Security Zones. Our everyday, ordinary lives occupy virtual spatial constructions, modulated by screens, in flux between firewalls and passwords. This is the way we live. It also defines the spaces we inhabit. Technology is found in us and we find ourselves in technology. We don’t even have to think about it.

However, it is only by thinking about something that we can begin to question it. María del Buey and Dominique Crowley, in their 10-day online installation, are asking some questions. Their research bound practice aims to interrogate the omnipresence of personal technology in everyday life and the margin left for individuals to act. How much are we willing to accept in exchange for technological connectedness? What role does vision play and how can we listen differently?  With this new normal, is anything displaced, or is there infinite capacity to cope with a crowded mind and to cover our eyes and close our ears?

By having the audiovisual components downloadable and accessible through a QR code, the viewer is pressed to consider how much of their daily practices are influenced through smartphones and internet infrastructures. The non-virtual, visual component of the exhibition is comprised of a single work, in oil on canvas.
The viewer is confronted by a larger than life screenpainting, cropped and zoomed in. Potnia, Chthulic Mistress,  an earthbound deity, looking earthwards embodies the connection between the earthly human and its technology.

The multichannel sound installation articulates and shakes the atmosphere condensed by the screen painting, helping the viewer to listen to what is overheard in our accelerated lives.

In addition, the visitor counts on the help of a virtual agent to behave and to travel safely through the Security Zone the exhibition space represents.

View the exhibition here. 

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