/GLITCH FESTIVAL 2017
Sedimentary Structures – Traces of the Live Event
2 May – 10 June
Curated by Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan of MART.
Assistant Curator: Deirdre Morrissey
Feat. David Beattie, Livestock, Cliona Harmey, Robin Prince, David Lunney, Richard Forrest, Cathy Coughlan and Cécile Babiole.
This year /Glitch Festival will celebrate it’s 6th year. During that time /Glitch Festival has grown into Irelands foremost digital arts festival. We work to bring the best of digital arts practices to the fore. /Glitch Festival brings leading media and technology artists, curators and artist groups together with audiences to draw out connections between art, culture and technology with the aim of fostering greater critical understanding and debate around artists interaction, investigation and intersection with technologies.
For /Glitch Festival at Rua Red 2017 the curators have invited visual artists working with technology, digital media, video and the web with a specific focus on creating new and innovative work for a series of live events and experiments which culminates in an exhibition. The trace of an experience leaves a sediment or a resonating footprint in the space it occupied. The curators request the artists to create experimental technological driven artworks for the public engagement and participation. These works can be interactive, reactionary, impulsive, divisive, explosive, political in creation, with at its core leaving a significant and possibly mystifying residue of what took place. The exhibition layout and structure will be transient and temporary in nature, with artworks evolving throughout the duration of the festival. Glitch will be segmented into the first 2 weeks being live, experimental and active, during which the participating artists will be present in the space and the public are invited to engage, question and interact with artists and artworks. The final 2 weeks will form an exhibition of the remnants, documentation and showcase of the previous experimentation and events.
David Beattie is an artist who lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally. His work is in a number of public and private collections and most recently was a recipient of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA collection.
Livestock is a live art initiative led by artists Eleanor Lawler and Francis Fay which supports Ireland’s community of live performance artists. Livestock’s aim is to foster discourse, practice-based exchanges and interactions between performance art makers and new audiences.
Cliona Harmey works with sculpture and digital media. Her works combine object hacking, diy/enthusiast electronics and live data. Her practice is often inspired by accounts, artefacts and the forms of early technological inventions/communication technologies and apparatus of analogue photography as well as other forms such as files, folders, lenses, mirrors, windows, screens.
Robin Price is a contemporary British artist working with electronics and code to manipulate light and sound interactively. He holds an MPhys in Theoretical Physics from the University of Wales and a PhD in Composition and Creative Practice from the Sonic Arts Research Centre. His early work in club visuals and music continues to influence the creative aims and aesthetics of his work.
David Lunney is an emerging visual artist based in Dublin. His practice is process-led, in the making of any given work he uses a wide variety of materials and media. Lunney uses The Dublin Mountains both as his main source material and as a guerrilla sculpture garden.
Richard Forrest is a contemporary visual artist working in sculpture and digital media, currently based in Dublin. In 2011 he graduated from the Crawford College of Art & Design and since then he has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He has also received numerous commissions from institutions and individuals.
Cathy Coughlan is a multidisciplinary artist based in Dublin. Supported by The Arts Council Cathy trained as a professional dancer in the UK (1994-97) and continued her arts training with The National College of Art and Design, gaining a B.A. in fine art (2005), where her practice, deeply rooted in dance, primarily developed through digital video installation and performance.
Cécile Babiole is a french artist based in Paris. In the 80s she is first active in the music field, then in electronic and digital arts. Her creations combine visual and audio arts through installations and performances that investigate digital media with irony. Image, sound and interactivity are the components of her practice. From its dispositive to participative installations, its recent work concentrate. She aims to transpose and twist around the standardised uses in the field of creation.