WHEN: Wednesday July 22nd , 2015, 7.00 – 9.00pm
WHERE: CONNECT (formerly CTVR) Dunlop Oriel House, Trinity College Dublin
NICOLAS MAIGRET exposes the internal workings of media, through an exploration of their dysfunctions, limitations or failure thresholds. After completing studies in intermedia art, Maigret joined the LocusSonus lab in Aix France, where he explored networks as a creative tool. As a curator, he initiated the disnovation.net research, a critique of innovation propaganda. He teaches at PARSONS PARIS and cofounded the ART OF FAILURE collective in 2006. His work has been presented in international exhibitions and festivals: Transmediale (Berlin) – File (Sao Paulo) – Museum of Art and Design (New York) – 30th Chaos Communication Congress (Hamburg) – NWFF (Seattle) – SAIC (Chicago) – China Museum of Digital Arts (Beijing) – The Pirate Bay 10th Anniversary (Stockholm) – Palais de Tokyo (Paris) – Eastern Bloc (Montreal) – Gli.tc/h (Birmingham)…
Nicolas will speak about his practice and in particular the research project disnovation and the Pirate Cinema, a video composition that makes the activity of p2p file sharing networks public. http://thepiratecinema.com.
SVEN ANDERSON is an artist working between Ireland and the US since 2001. Anderson’s work explores the act of listening within diverse architectural, physical, social, and emotional contexts. His practice is a discursive platform that operates through artistic intervention, academic publication, participatory processes, and interactive design. He is currently involved in a yearlong public art commission for Dublin City Council, titled MAP or Manual for Acoustic Planning and Urban Sound Design. For more information visit: map.minorarchitecture.org.
Sven will speak about his project Continuous Drift, a public sound installation that launches this month. This work will be permanently integrated into Meeting House Square in Dublin. The installation acts as a framework for different sonic atmospheres that can be activated by members of the public via mobile devices, to be played back from eight loudspeakers integrated in the four retractable umbrellas that cover the square.