11 July - 24 July
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A Remix of Change, Galway International Arts Festival 2022
Artists: Ben Geoghegan and Aisling Phelan
Curated by Sona Smedkova
Mon – Sun, 12 to 6 pm, 11-24 July 2022

126 Artist-Run Gallery is delighted to present A Remix of Change, an exhibition of digital art that explores how the internet has affected the way we view and interact with the world. By using data to create new environments, the artists are able to explore how our relationship to the digital has the potential to further our understanding of ourselves. The exhibition showcases how artists are using new technologies to create art that reflects our fragmented, data-driven world. How do we preserve our legacy as our identity continues to be deconstructed into ever-smaller pieces? In a time when we are increasingly reliant on technology, this exhibition offers a glimpse into a future where we may all be immortalized as data points in a vast, impersonal landscape. But if ‘A Remix of Change’ is any indication, we will still find ways to create meaning, beauty, and connection in these digital worlds. Irish visual artists Ben Geoghegan and Aisling Phelan come together as collaborators, bridging the gap between emerging and established artists.


Ben Geoghegan is a tutor on the BA Art Programme at the new Atlantic Technological University Galway – Wellpark Road Campus. He studied at the renowned Glasgow School of Art completing a BA Hons in Fine Art specializing in Photography. Ben co-founded the internationally celebrated 126 Artist Run Gallery space with colleague Austin Ivers. Having completed a Masters in Visual Art Practices at IADT in 2008, Ben has contributed to the development of Engage Art Studios and Artspace Studios Galway, working as a director on both boards. Has exhibited nationally in public galleries; Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery and The Hugh Lane Gallery and internationally throughout Europe and the US with The Photographer’s Gallery and 126 Gallery. |
Aisling Phelan is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and writer, working across 3D animation, photography, video, performance and live interactive technologies. She is currently studying Fine Art Media at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Phelan’s practice is concerned with the body and the exploration of the digital self, through both data and imagery, and the potential for this to further our understanding of our physical selves.
Themes such as identity, connection and intimacy are explored through reference to our engagement with the virtual, digital and online world. Phelan utilises her multi-disciplinary approach by using different mediums to explore the human form and its relationship to technology. Her work explores the ability to immortalize and archive the world around her, whether that’s through video, photography or the process of 3d scanning. Phelan’s practice questions the legitimacy of the digital double by exploring what is lost through the increasing digitization of our lives and how this affects us physically. Her work is continuously questioning whether our digital selves will ever be accurate depictions of who we are. Phelan considers artists such as Ed Atkins, Sophie Kahn, Rachel Rossin and Sondra Perry to be a major influence on her work.

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