Seminar in RUA RED

Fascinating seminar by Mark Linanne and Robin Price in RUA RED last Thursday, demonstrating their work in digital art and electronics. The seminar was attended by prospective MA students and lecturers on the MA.

Mark Linnane is an artist, creative technologist and educator. He uses generative means to make work in which form emerges through the interplay of formal procedure, computation, and physical constraint. His work is realised in software, print, moving image, sound and assemblages of objects. He also makes interactive installation work that utilises custom software and bespoke electronics as a part of his own practice and in collaboration with other artists.

Mark provided a “demonstration/live coding of a simple system for interactive music and visuals using Max, Processing and Arduino and sensors. He demonstated how to build simple interactive/generative processes aimed at people new to this field, to give a feel for what it’s like to work with graphical programming, interactive audiovisuals, creative code, sensors.”
Robin Price Robin’s work centres on interactivity and technological interventions. He alters everyday devices so that the devices can be seen anew. By basing his interactive works on commonly understood objects he gives his audience a shortcut into how his new devices function while challenging the audiences’ old notion of how they should. Robin’s work examines the playful possibilities of old and new (and sometimes specially invented) technologies.
In this seminar, Robin gave an overview of his practice and how it relates to modules in the Masters in Media and Digital Art programme. He talked about his background in physics, club visuals and music then moved on to talk in more detail about the ping pong table project, the air pollution digital light painting, the work he did for ‘Glitch’ festival and the outdoor sound installations and how he uses different technologies (arduino, pi, max msp, pd, processing, openframeworks, vdmx, syphon, kinect) to map sensor data into sound and light. He described how he builds things, prototyping on laptops then embedding projects on microcontrollers / raspberry pis.”
Virtual Reality Environments:Pierre Jolivet
Pierre Jolivet is an artist who’s currently based in Dublin. Pierre started in the early eighties to perform as a French pioneer under the moniker of Pacific 231, in the industrial and power electronics musical fields before moving into more ambient and abstract electronic sounds. His works now explores the very limit of sound and space, especially through his past and present multimedia performances and installations: Stif(f)le, Im¿shi and Espace Altéré presented in numerous countries as well as his recent audiovisual production: Micromega. His discography now exceed twenty albums with more than eight collaborations. In 2010, he became part of the Luigi Russolo jury, a prestigious international award in acousmatic music created in 1979 by Gian Franco Maffina and Rossana Maggia with the original participation of François Bayle and Pierre Schaeffer. He’s currently teaching photography and multimedia at University College Dublin and graduated from an MFA in the Digital World with First Class Honours at the National College of Art and Design where he now gives workshops in Art and Technology. In 2016, he won an IRC award and just started a PhD in Sonic Art and Sensorial Perception. Pierre’s work features on the Irish Research Council’s site.