Sound


I have been experimenting lately with the medium of sound. These recordings are intended to hear the sounds behind music. It includes unintended audible and inaudible sound from devices used to listen to music including traditional recorder players, tape decks and modern smartphones.

I made this yesterday, amongst other things, in what was an incredibly busy day. At short notice, I had three meetings and attended the launch Cork City's Arts Office strategic plan at Triskle Christchurch. If only I were as productive every day.

Teller's Tale



 If you like storytelling have a look at the Teller's Tale by Westmeath artist Paul Timoney. It is a digital book illustrated and narrated by the author. Have a look at the trailer. I have always preferred storytelling to story reading. I find it so relaxing, it conjures up the excitment of Friday afternoons at school or the soothing feeling of being read to before bed.

To contact the artist or to see more please visit his website.

META


META is the video piece that was screened as part of the Making Space Athlone event in May. It is part of a new series of work that looks at the relationship we have with ourselves and its manifestation on our relationship with the natural world. It evokes our desire to look towards the unknown with ambition to transcend beyond our everyday existence. It creates a sense of looking through a telescope where our view is obscured by our aspirations. 

The audio is recorded from environmental electromagnetic fields. I have began to experiment with sound, there is an idea that white noise that untuned televisions and radios is electromagnetic noise left over from the creation of the universe. 

My latest work is interested in how man looks out at the natural world as an attempt to understand ourselves and how our view is obscured by our perception. The boundaries of the universe are believed to be ever changing and I like the juxtaposition of these two ideas.  

Spaced




New drawings, first works from new studio.

SOLSTICE Opening Tonight





SOLSTICE for the Cork Midsummer Festival are having their visual art opening tonight, Wednesday 15-06-11, at 6pm in the old FAS building. I'll have a few drawings there. It will be open from 10am to 10pm until the 19th. There is no entrance fee.