Shane Finan: faigh ar ais as an fharraige
An exhibition of painting and digital, interactive projection inspired by history, contemporary culture, place and technology
Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain
3 – 17 March 2018
Private View: Saturday 3 March, 2-5pm
Everyone is welcome to come along to the private view, Shane Finan will give an introduction to the exhibition at 3pm
Programming workshop for visual artists: Saturday 17 March 10am-12pm click here for details
Exhibition opening hours: 10am-2pm Wednesday-Saturday until 17 March
Technology is transient, made obsolete through newer developments, political intervention, lost ideas. Similarly, language changes over time as words are discarded, altered or invented. The use of technology affects language, and currently is having an effect on the terminology of landscape and nature.
faigh ar ais as an fharraige is a new project developed for Rye Creative Centre by Irish visual artist Shane Finan. The exhibition features an interactive digital artwork inspired by history, contemporary culture, place and technology. Using a transposed recreation of JMW Turner’s painting ‘Rye, Sussex’ (1794-7) with a digital touchscreen containing terminology from Sussex, faigh ar ais as an fharraige invites the audience to participate in altering, shifting or changing their visual landscape.
faigh ar ais as an fharraige is the third artwork in Finan’s series Antikythera, etc. that began in 2016. The series explores the relationship between technology and transience, telling stories about lost histories through contemporary media:
As part of this series Finan is also presenting a series of talks that conceptually explore transience, place, culture and technology. This talk will take place on Saturday, March 3rd at 3pm.