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Laboratoire DéBerlinisation: Art, Finance, And The Legacies Of Colonialism In Contemporary African Art: An Interview With Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer May 2018

Laboratoire DéBerlinisation: Art, Finance, And The Legacies Of Colonialism In Contemporary African Art: An Interview With Mansour Ciss Kanakassy, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer

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Mansour Ciss Kanakassy (b. 1957) is a Berlin-based Senegalese artist whose practice addresses the legacy of colonialism in contemporary Africa, in particular as it is expressed in the financial systems of the former Francophone colonies of West Africa, where the currency, the CFA franc, historically tied to the French franc, is now pegged to the euro. The acronym CFA originally stood for Colonies Françaises d’Afrique – French Colonies of Africa – and now Communauté Financière Africaine – African Financial Community. In 2001, Ciss Kanakassy created the Laboratoire Déberlinisation (Déberlinisation Laboratory), a multifaceted project that traces contemporary African issues ...


Art In The Age Of Financial Crisis, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer May 2018

Art In The Age Of Financial Crisis, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer

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This issue addresses the long financial crisis of 2008 and the nature and diversity of artistic responses to it. This financial crisis is understood as a globalized result of late capitalism that nonetheless is experienced differently at local, regional, and national levels. It is multi- faceted in nature, a phenomenon that has historical roots and precedents that inform contemporary responses. Artists are not restricted to engage with the economy through one specific vehicle of inquiry or one type of medium and message. Therefore, the central question that this issue poses is: what is the artist’s role in finance, crisis ...


Art Interventions And Disruptions In Financial Systems: An Interview With Paolo Cirio, Marisa Lerer, Conor Mcgarrigle May 2018

Art Interventions And Disruptions In Financial Systems: An Interview With Paolo Cirio, Marisa Lerer, Conor Mcgarrigle

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Prior to the release of the 2016 Panama Papers and 2017 Paradise Papers – leaked documents that uncovered the movement of funds through offshore tax havens – conceptual artist Paolo Cirio’s (b. 1979) project Loophole for All (2013) revealed and documented the mechanics behind offshore financial centers. In this interview, Cirio expounds upon his investigations of offshore banking practices, describes his projects for instituting alternative financial models, and explains his hacktivist (i.e. Internet activist) strategies that engage with legal and economic systems. Defining the foundational movements that inform his work, Cirio in turn illuminates his methods of direct provocation and ...


The Us’S Economic Promises Are Over: An Interview With Miguel Luciano, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer Apr 2018

The Us’S Economic Promises Are Over: An Interview With Miguel Luciano, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer

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Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017. The island was left without electricity and clean water for months. However, the natural disaster was not the only cause of this lasting devastation. The financial fall-out from predatory loans, which led to Puerto Rico’s inability to invest funds in its own infrastructure, caused an enduring humanitarian disaster. Artist Miguel Luciano (b. 1972) in this interview discusses his work in relation to the 2017 Puerto Rican debt crisis and the legacy of the over 100-year span of Puerto Rico’s colonial status as a US territory, which gives the US disproportionate ...


Insurgent Finances: An Interview With Gabriela Ceja And Fran Ilich, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer Apr 2018

Insurgent Finances: An Interview With Gabriela Ceja And Fran Ilich, Conor Mcgarrigle, Marisa Lerer

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When the financial crisis of 2008 exposed the opaque workings of global financial markets, it led to calls for alternate economic models to replace the excesses of contemporary capitalism. A decade on, it can seem that those calls went unheeded. However, in the collaborative social practice of Fran Ilich and Gabriela Ceja, sustainable alternatives modeled on ancient modes of exchange are being developed with projects that are deeply embedded in economic practice; whether that is running a functioning microbank complete with complex financial instruments in Spacebank or serving Zapatista coffee from Chiapas, Mexico in the Diego de la Vega Coffee ...


Walking Code, Conor Mcgarrigle Jan 2017

Walking Code, Conor Mcgarrigle

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This paper describes an early stage research project that seeks to apply Situationist concepts of psychogeography to urban walking as artistic and activist practice. The project seeks to ultimately create a syntax that can be used to describe and codify the subjective spatial practice of walking in the city. This process is a conceptual and discursive exercise to generate new knowledge about urban space as embodied data space that seeks to create a practical open framework that can be deployed to algorithmically generate walking experiences tailored toward specific desires and activities.

This will be achieved through the development of algorithmic ...


Impact16 Transdisciplinary Symposium, Pact Zollverein, Essen Germany, Conor Mcgarrigle Nov 2016

Impact16 Transdisciplinary Symposium, Pact Zollverein, Essen Germany, Conor Mcgarrigle

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IMPACT16 is an encounter with HOOD, RYBN.ORG und FORMATIONS, three expert collectives whose diversified forms of cooperation and flexible working practices transcend disciplinary boundaries.

How and where do alternative realities come about both in and between different fields of knowledge? How can we productively uncover contradictory ›rift zones‹ in today’s world? What kind of frameworks for action can we cultivate?

Informed by multiple perspectives and practices in the arts, politics, technology, sociology, economics and science, the contributing collectives’ inquiries and strategies circumvent disciplinary limits and constraints and open up new spaces for thought and action.

The transdisciplinary symposium ...


A Site Of Change: The Masterplan, Brian Fay Oct 2016

A Site Of Change: The Masterplan, Brian Fay

Exhibition Catalogues

Essay on the community based art project The Master Plan curated by Jennie Guy with artists Ella de Burca and John Beattie.


Mark Garry : A New Quiet, Mark Garry, Georgina Jackson, Caroline Hancock, Declan Long, Hayward Gallery, London., Visual Arts Ireland, Sunday Times Feb 2015

Mark Garry : A New Quiet, Mark Garry, Georgina Jackson, Caroline Hancock, Declan Long, Hayward Gallery, London., Visual Arts Ireland, Sunday Times

Books/Book Chapters

A survey of ten years practice .


Catalogue Essay For Kiera O'Toole Solo Exhibtion, Brian Fay Jan 2015

Catalogue Essay For Kiera O'Toole Solo Exhibtion, Brian Fay

Exhibition Catalogues

A catalogue essay discussing elements of O'Toole's practice as it responds to recent contemporary drawing practices and the specifics of the history and architecture of the Wicklw site.


Kiera O'Toole - A Fragile Intensity, Brian Fay Jan 2015

Kiera O'Toole - A Fragile Intensity, Brian Fay

Catalogues

This catalogue essay discusses the Irish artist Kiera O'Toole's practice in relation to serial drawing practices of the 1960's and Alain Badiou's observations on drawing.


Locative Media As Remix, Conor Mcgarrigle Jan 2015

Locative Media As Remix, Conor Mcgarrigle

Books/Book Chapters

While data-driven art is not new, recent developments in technical, artistic, and social spheres have coalesced to produce new opportunities for artists and activists who remix data with space and place to form locationally specific political critiques of great power and flexibility.


Brian Fay Contribution To The Lismore Castle Arts Public Discussion- Painting As A Dream, Friday 25th Of April, 2014, Brian Fay Apr 2014

Brian Fay Contribution To The Lismore Castle Arts Public Discussion- Painting As A Dream, Friday 25th Of April, 2014, Brian Fay

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Brian Fay contribution to the Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, Public Discussion- Painting As A Dream, Friday 25th of April, 2014


Paper - A Reserve Or Backgound?, Brian Fay May 2013

Paper - A Reserve Or Backgound?, Brian Fay

Conference Papers

Paper: A Reserve or a Background?

“Using examples from contemporary practice and my own research, this presentation will discuss two models for the role of paper in drawing: as background and as reserve. It will focus on Walter Benjamin's definition for the graphic lines almost metaphysical relationship to the background, and compare it with Norman Bryson's model of the paper as a reserve, for him an 'area without qualities'.”


Brian Fay Interview For Peel Magazine, Brian Fay Jan 2013

Brian Fay Interview For Peel Magazine, Brian Fay

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This interview is from a series of artist conversations around the use of and relationships to the materials they employ in their practice. Other interviewees include Alexandra Hughes, Nadia Scola, Rachel Sharp, James Watts and Zara Worth.


Augmented Resistance: The Possibilities For Ar And Data Driven Art, Conor Mcgarrigle Jan 2013

Augmented Resistance: The Possibilities For Ar And Data Driven Art, Conor Mcgarrigle

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This article discusses the possibilities for Augmented Reality (AR) as a driver of data based art. The combination of AR and Open Data (in the broadest post-Wikileaks sense) is seen to provide a powerful tool-set for the artist/activist to augment specific sites with a critical, context-specific data layer. Such situated interventions offer powerful new methods for the political activation of sites which enhance and strengthen traditional non- virtual approaches and should be thought of as complementary to, rather than replacing, physical intervention.

I offer as a case study this author’s “NAMAland” project, a mobile artwork which uses Open ...


Forget The FlâNeur, Conor Mcgarrigle Jan 2013

Forget The FlâNeur, Conor Mcgarrigle

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This paper discusses the connections between the ‘flâneur’, Baudelaire's symbol of modernity, the anonymous man on the streets of nineteenth century Paris, and his contemporary digital incarnation, the ‘cyberflâneur’. It is argued that, although the flâ- neur could be successfully re-imagined as the cyberflâneur in the early days of the web, this nine- teenth century model of male privilege no longer fits the purpose. It is suggested that it is time to forget the flâneur and search for a new model to consider the peripatetic nature of location-aware networked devices in the digitally augmented city.


Temporalities And The Drawn Response To The Conservation And Restoration Of Paintings, Brian Fay Sep 2012

Temporalities And The Drawn Response To The Conservation And Restoration Of Paintings, Brian Fay

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This paper will consider the temporal implications for drawing in the light of conservation and restoration treatments to paintings by the Seventeenth Century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.

Using three critical frameworks: Norman Bryson’s becoming model for drawing and the relationship of liminality to a painting during conservation/restoration, George Didi Huberman’s anti-chronological reading of the detail and the pan in painting, and Walter Benjamin’s definitions of drawing the paper will seek to address some implications for a drawing practice that responds to a pre-existing museum artworks.

The paper will present some findings from my own drawing practice ...


The Construction Of Locative Situations: Locative Media And The Situationist International, Recuperation Or Redux?, Conor Mcgarrigle Jan 2010

The Construction Of Locative Situations: Locative Media And The Situationist International, Recuperation Or Redux?, Conor Mcgarrigle

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A trend exists within locative media art of invoking the practices of the Situationist International (SI) as an art historical and theoretical background to contemporary practices. It is claimed that locative media seeks to re-enchant urban space though the application of locative technologies to develop novel and experimental methods for navigating, exploring and experiencing the city. To this end, SI concepts such as psychogeography and the techniques of detournement and the de ́rive (drift) have exerted considerable influence on locative media practices, but questions arise as to whether this constitutes a valid contemporary appropriation or a recuperative co-option, serving to ...


Art In The Life World, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly Apr 2008

Art In The Life World, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly

Articles

No abstract provided.


Milestones / Miles’S Tones: A Coincidence, Brian Fay Nov 2007

Milestones / Miles’S Tones: A Coincidence, Brian Fay

Exhibition Catalogues

Milestones/Miles’s Tones: a Coincidence is a catalogue essay published in the 25th. anniversary catalogue for Black Church Print Studio’s, Dublin.




Finding Time: How It Is Made Visual Artists Newsletter, Brian Fay Jul 2007

Finding Time: How It Is Made Visual Artists Newsletter, Brian Fay

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FINDING TIME

Brian Fay outlines the processes and concepts underpinning his practice


Art-Watching, Limited Edition Art Book, Niamh Ann Kelly, Brian Fay, Brenda Dermody Jan 2007

Art-Watching, Limited Edition Art Book, Niamh Ann Kelly, Brian Fay, Brenda Dermody

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No abstract provided.


Michael Craig-Martin, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly Jan 2007

Michael Craig-Martin, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly

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No abstract provided.


Jaki Irvine, The Silver Bridge, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly Mar 2006

Jaki Irvine, The Silver Bridge, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly

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Exhibition Review, Irish Museum of Modern Art


Lorna Simpson, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly May 2003

Lorna Simpson, Review, Niamh Ann Kelly

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No abstract provided.


Susan Philipsz, Profile, Niamh Ann Kelly Oct 2002

Susan Philipsz, Profile, Niamh Ann Kelly

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No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Four Contemporary Sound Artists, Mark Garry Mar 2002

A Survey Of Four Contemporary Sound Artists, Mark Garry

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No abstract provided.