Sample-Studios, with the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork, presents the inaugural Digital Art in Ireland Symposium. Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, #DigiArt22 offers an opportunity to share research and creative contributions within an engaging, collegial atmosphere comprising digital art scholars and practitioners from Ireland and beyond.
As part of the Digital Art in Ireland Symposium, invited Guest Curator, Conor McGarrigle will curate a Digital Art in Ireland exhibition in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City. He states that digital art “is an art of engagement; through critical questioning and creative misuse it reveals new aesthetic possibilities, it proposes alternative readings and through repurposing and creative misuse offers new modes of being digital.”
The artworks in the exhibition are situated within a long tradition of generative art, a tradition that predates the digital but which has always interrogated the processes through which technologies are assimilated into our everyday life. El Putnam’s ‘Emergent’ begins with the body as data, as creative raw material that generates real time relationships between performative being in the world, algorithmic processing and the screen. Joanna Walsh’s ‘Miss-Communication’ trains an algorithm on the prison correspondence of revolutionary icon Constance Markievicz and the women of Máirín Johnston’s Dublin Belles to generate a new form of writing. Garret Lynch IRL echoes ‘Fluxus’ event scores with his performative media kits as cultural software, invoking the performativity of digital culture that acknowledges the commonality of art as algorithm, code and data.
We look forward to welcoming you to the opening of Digital Art in Ireland at The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion in Fitzgerald’s Park on Thursday 2nd June, 5.30-7.30pm. The exhibition will be open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-4pm, until Saturday 25th June 2022.