This lecture focuses on artworks that suggest material manifestations of acting or performing bodies, and combine sculptural media with technologies such as digital 3D modelling or animatronics to propose new understandings of the human body as a medium of storage.
Programmed in collaboration with IADT- ARC as part of the IMMA digital_self public programme of talks, events and online projects invites all ages to explore the ways new technologies are transforming how the self is voiced, shaped and understood in various digital realms.
Dr. Maeve Connolly is a Dublin-based researcher, focused on changing cultures and economies of art and media practice. She is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Film, Art & Creative Technologies at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dublin, Ireland, where she co-directs the MA in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC) and also teaches studio modules on the BA in Art. She is the author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (Intellect, 2014) on television as cultural form, object of critique and site of artistic intervention, and The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Intellect, 2009), on aspects of the cinematic turn in art. She is also the co-editor, with Orla Ryan, of The Glass Eye: Artists and Television (Project Press, 2000).
She is a Visiting Research Fellow at CONNECT – the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research into Future Networks and Communications – in Trinity College Dublin. Her forthcoming publications include ‘The Mechanics of Now’, Gerard Byrne: A Late Evening in the Future, edited by Konrad Bitterli, (Vienna: Verlag für moderne Kunst) and ‘Electronic Superhighway: Nam June Paik and the Infrastructure of Circulation’, edited by Jihoon Kim (Seoul: Nam June Paik Center). Recent publications include contributions to the anthologies Workshop of the Film Form, (Fundacja Arton and Sternberg Press, 2017); Great Expectations: Prospects for the Future of Curatorial Education, edited by Leigh Markopoulos (Koenig Books, 2016), Exhibiting the Moving Image: History Revisited, edited by François Bovier and Adeena Mey (JRP Ringier, 2015) and The International Handbooks of Museum Studies: Museum Media, edited by Michelle Henning (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
Maeve’s writing on art and media has also appeared in Afterall, Artforum, Art Monthly, Frieze, Journal of Curatorial Studies, Millennium Film Journal, MIRAJ, Mousse, Screen, and The Velvet Light Trap, and in catalogues on the work of Bik Van der Pol, Gerard Byrne, Phil Collins, Anita Di Bianco, Vivienne Dick, Martin Healy, Laura Horelli, Finola Jones, Jesse Jones, Alex Martinis Roe, Bea McMahon, Niamh O’Malley, Susan Philipsz, Sarah Pierce and Olivia Plender. Her curatorial projects include an online One Sentence Exhibition for Kadist Art Foundation (with Dennis McNulty) and screening programmes at Bluecoat (Liverpool), the Irish Film Institute (Dublin), LUX (London), Project Arts Centre (Dublin) and the Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern.
This talk took place on 1 February 2018 at IMMA.
Image Credit: Cécile B. Evans, Hyperlinks or it didn’t happen (2014). Still frame from HD video.