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Jack Phelan

Artist Talk

“This system speculates on the possibilities of video not as passive image but as active signal, and the gallery as a site of condensation; a shared space and a space of reflection.”

– Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne on A Visibility Matrix

In contemporary culture, where and what are our communal spaces? And, in the context of A Visibility Matrix, the work showing in Gallery from June 7 – August 25 2018, how is imagery received and how is visual knowledge built in these spaces?

In this early evening talk, Irish video artist Jack Phelan will talk about the use and impact of video material within the theatre environment. Phelan works collaboratively with theatre artists to realise original video concepts for the stage. As such, his work considers the potential of video in live performance, and alongside human actors, beyond the boundaries of the screen.

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