As part of our Response Series Musician Alon Benjamini has created the musical piece Golden Retriever: A musical response to Uri Aran’s exhibition Take This Dog for Example. In this new composition, certain parts are directly influenced by specific pieces within the exhibition, while others are inspired by the emotions and visions evoked by the exhibition as a […]
We Dream in Actions
We are delighted to present the fifth screening in this series by artist Dennis McNulty.
Working across diverse media, McNulty explores the embodied experience of space and time, often within the built environment. His work is informed by his background in electronic music, his training as a structural engineer, and studies in psychoacoustics (sound perception); frequently employing custom built hardware and software to produce audio visual works, sculptural installations and performances.
We Dream in Actions (2019) begins within a physical space, the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 7th September 2019 at Club Comfort’s Comfort Carnival, a day long celebration of island wide communities centred on art, DIY culture, and dance. Kate Butler’s introduction references McNulty’s work in the electronic duo Decal, in particular their release of the first Irish electronica album in 1994. Rather than addressing the audience directly as expected, McNulty plays a sound recording of one of his explorations on the capabilities of a sequencer for a time machine, accompanying the spoken text with live music.
The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a walk through of the exhibition The Rise and The Fall where artist Liz Magor and our Director, Dr Georgina Jackson, will discuss some of the themes, subject matter, histories and ideas of the work on show. The event is free and everybody is welcomed, but booking is […]
Participants in this interactive Animation Lab will use their imaginations to discuss and visually explore the nature of memory. The lab will consider questions like: What is memory? How does memory change over time? What about memory is special? Participants will create their own creative responses to these ideas through animation. The Animation Lab is […]
In this lab, participants will experience sound in its different forms and reflect on the emotional responses that sound provokes. Daranijoh Sunni (E the Artist) will create and isolate different sounds and vibrations for participants to experience – and then ask them to think about and discuss the feelings, emotions, and responses they have to […]
Dr Georgina Jackson, Director of The Douglas Hyde, will lead a tour of the current exhibition by Uri Aran, Take This Dog for Example. Comprising a series of sculptures, video and photographic works, this is Aran’s first institutional exhibition in Ireland. Through his work, Aran explores the basics of language, behaviour, perception, and the rules […]
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