Rua Red, a South Dublin arts centre, is home to innovative multimedia art projects. It is also home to Glitch, a festival exploring the many facets of digital media in the arts. With exhibitions, concerts, screenings and workshops, the event sets to explore four different realms of the technology available to artists. The first is the area of Collective Intelligence, where artists can draw on the collected resources of the vast web of connectivity the internet has created between people across the world. Immersive Technologies blur the lines between real space and digital space and Generative Art uses systems and algorithms in process-based composition. Finally Open Source Technology draws on the wide net of free software and open collaboration in the creation of art.
The two main exhibitions are Experimenting with Clouds, which explores the history and impact of open source technologies through installations and digital sculptures, and Labyrinthis, an interactive sound work created from sounds created within the artist’s own ear and based on the psychoacoustic phenomenon of the ‘Tartini tone’ (where inner ear vibrations create new frequencies). The festival will close with a performance from the Spatial Music Collective, a collaborative group of composers who work within the field of multichannel electroacoustic composition. The concert will take place on 15 June.
Published on 11 May 2012