'...and Other Redacted Theorems.' Nicky Larkin, Mike Harvey.

'...and Other Redacted Theorems.' Nicky Larkin, Mike Harvey. Digital Art Studios .
29 September - 11 October 2014.

Opening: Thursday, 02 October 2014, 6-9pm.
Opening days/hours: 03/04 and 09/10/11 October, 1-5pm.

This project shows work by two artists, produced during their recent Digital Arts Studios Residency. The scheme supports artists working with new media technology.

Nicky Larkin: The Belfies (Belfast Selfies), 2014.

The Belfast Selfies came about as a culmination of a number of ideas.  The Belfies are an antidote to the instant 'selfie' way we capture portraits today.  Our attention spans have become the casualties of the rapid-fire digital age we find ourselves positioned in, constantly surrounded by millions of ever-changing pixels wherever we go.  Between popular culture and digital advertising, there appears to be no escape.  The Belfast Selfie project also strives to present a new face of contemporary Belfast, different to the traditional, historically presented ideas of Belfast.  Belfie subject's names are not given, as even a name can identify and hence be troublesome in a city with such a fractured past.  Each Belfie subject was chosen at random on the streets of Belfast city centre, and given only one simple direction - to look directly into the lens for a prolonged 30 second period.

Nicky Larkin is represented by The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin, and Galeria Strefa A, Krakow.

'...and Other Redacted Theorems.' Nicky Larkin, Mike Harvey.Installation view


Mike Harvey: Brick Biter, 2014.

Digital video, laser prints, wood.

Staring down at your boots, awaiting yet another demolition you blur out in a fit of coughs. Your feet on dry earth, your head in a cloud, Brick Biter's assembly of synthetic narrators pitch in: to recall and edit your memory of being elsewhere, feeling pressed.

'one time
your back warm against
a question,
agdehdroiy or iudghwiuhde3ouh
your back warm against
the largest such structure in Europeyouknow'

Mike Harvey's work finds itself 'between displacement and belonging, individual and structure, fascination and fear'. Freya Field-Donovan
Forthcoming exhibitions include the MAC International.


'...and Other Redacted Theorems. Mike Harvey.Mike Harvey: Video still. The video work is narrated by a cast of voice-synthesising programs which approximate different kinds of reassuringly-accented English.

The Digital Arts Studios Residency scheme supports artists working with new media technology. In collaboration with PSĀ², DAS are presenting the work of Nicky Larkin and Mike Harvey, current artists on the Digital Residency Programme.

Image above: Nicky Larkin

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