I'd like to invite those of you in Dublin to the preview of Cash Rules
Everything Around opening 6pm June 18 in Rua Red. The exhibition examines
our current digital economic climate and features the work of Addie
Wagenknecht and two Irish artists breda lynch and Fergal Brennan. Details
are below and I hope that some of you will be able to join!
Cash Rules Everything Around
Opens: June 18 6pm at Rua Red
The Internet is growing up.
Long gone are the days of dial-up, Napster, Friends Reunited, and
Geocities. Their memories and architecture are archived on servers,
relegated to nostalgia lists and paraded as icons of Internet infancy.
We’ve put our toys away and now we mean business.
In our “increasingly connected world” - the consequence of capital
investments into software, hardware, startups and apps - our clicks turn
into dollars, our Twitter followers become our social capital and our
Paypals run Alibaba’s Chinese factories.
The Internet is business. The tools, platforms and protocols we use run on
data capital; data usage is our new economy. Collectively we face
challenges to privacy, identity, ownership and attention. We are all
implicated and there are no easy answers.
CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND examines how artists use new media to
investigate social and political systems to find their position within and
in relation to these larger systems. In this fuzzy zone of information
production, where boundaries and roles are increasingly blurred, the
exhibition deploys humour and critique to reconfigure our ideas about our
current digital economic climate.
GLITCH at RUA RED is Ireland’s premier new media festival and brings
together leading media and technology artists, curators, and researchers
with audiences to explore emerging and established contemporary cultural
and critical issues that arise from art’s intersections with and
investigations of digital technology. Glitch is kindly funded by Arts
Council Ireland and the South Dublin County Council.
This year GLITCH features:
Addie Wagenknecht - http://placesiveneverbeen.com/
Fergal Brennan - http://mynameisfergal.com/
Nora O' Murchú
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