Join us for the opening of our forthcoming exhibitions by artist Alice Rekab alongside Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for black migrants in Ireland, on Thursday 30 June, 6 – 8pm. The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a newly commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. Through a multidisciplinary practice of film, […]
Brandon LaBelle and Rachel O’Dwyer in conversation
Garrett Phelan has described radio as ‘sculpture that moves through you’: “Terrestrial radio exists as a sculptural form for me. It travels out into the abyss forever, into the otherness. It goes through our bodies and the walls of the gallery and becomes symbolic for many things.” (1) At the core of Phelan’s current exhibition at the DHG, FREE THOUGHT FM, has been a live radio broadcast from the gallery over 30 days (25 March–23 April 2019). Speakers on FREE THOUGHT FM are called ‘free thinkers’, and the broadcast itself is free of the usual markers of standard radio, such as jingles, ads and music. In between the live conversations, what is broadcast is the ambient sound of the gallery. FREE THOUGHT FM has explored the possibilities of radio as a medium for transmitting free expression and free thinking, and offered a platform to voices often excluded from mainstream media, with conversations focusing on social inequality in Dublin and inequality of access to education.
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