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The VAN Podcast is a podcast series from Visual Artists Ireland.
Published every two months, The VAN Podcast comprises online conversations, recorded remotely, with various contributors to each issue of The Visual Artists’ News Sheet. This gives opportunities to discuss some of the ideas arising from published texts, while also offering insights into wider practice.
Episode 4 features an interview with new media artist Elaine Hoey, who contributed to the May/June 2021 issue of VAN.
Elaine works with a range of formats, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, video, gaming, installation and live performance, which has recently expanded to include remote cyber performance.
Elaine’s interactive installations explore the biopolitics of digital humanity and our evolving relationship with the screen. Among other forthcoming projects, Elaine’s solo exhibition, ‘Flesh and Tongue’, will be presented at GOMA Contemporary in Waterford in June. She is also currently developing new work for a major solo exhibition, ‘Mimesis’, at Solstice Art Centre in Navan, later this year.
[Featured image: Elaine Hoey, A Blind Eye, 2021; image courtesy the artist]
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