WHEN: 11.00 – 12.00 pm, Saturday 7th May, 2022
WHERE: The Complex, 21 Arran Street East, Dublin 07
SPEAKERS: Kerry Guinan with Frank Prendergast (Space Forms), Aisling Murray, Anthony O’Connor, Emily Waszak and Sai Mulpuru.
Kerry Guinan is a conceptual artist working to critique labour and property relations under neoliberal capitalism. Characterised by its ambitious, risk-taking approach, her practice crosses the disciplines of performance, delegated performance, installation, public art, photography, and digital media to bring these relations into sharp focus.
DATA Event 70.0 – ‘Unravelling the Thread’ was a public tour of Kerry Guinan’s ‘The Red Thread’, a performative installation of sewing machines in the Complex, Ireland, operated remotely – and in real time – by workers in a clothes factory over 8,000 kilometres away, in Bengaluru, India. Joined by the artist and collaborators Frank Prendergast (Space Forms), Aisling Murray, Anthony O’Connor, Emily Waszak and Sai Mulpuru, the tour considered the live installation within the wider techno-political contexts that it, and its performers are situated in, such as labour automation, global supply chains, surveillance capitalism, digital anthropology, and Dublin and Bengaluru’s status as so-called ‘Silicon’ tech hubs of their respective regions.
Images: Harikrishnan Sasikumar, Tom O’ Dea, Paula Quirke