Nov 08, 2018

‘RESONATE’ exhibit at The Digital Hub explores electronic music culture.

RESONATE is open to the public from Friday 9th November to Saturday 17th November (closed Sunday 11th November).

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses, today launches RESONATE, a three-screen video installation that delves into the experiences and influences of a group of electronic music producers and DJs.  The exhibit, which will be open to the public from Friday 9th November, was developed by emerging artist Riona Long.  Riona, who is a recent graduate of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, is a video artist and motion graphics designer.

 

By combining interviews, live footage and generated digital graphics, this installation vividly illustrates the raw emotion and sense of community that electronic music has the power to induce in both listener and creator.  By doing so, it suggests that electronic music culture provides a marker for how we resolve our contemporary anxieties around technology.  Riona Long will open the exhibition with an artist talk during which she will discuss the inspiration, motivation and ideas around the piece. RESONATE will remain on display to the public until 17th November.

 

Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: “The Digital Hub is an ideal place in which to showcase digital art. RESONATE explores the cultural influence of electronic music and this work was exhibited at the end-of-year showcase at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown last May.  The Digital Hub is proud to showcase the work of emerging young artists, like Riona, and we hope companies from The Digital Hub, members of the local community and students from NCAD and the BIMM Institute Dublin will have an opportunity to visit while it is open to the public.”

Commenting on the inspiration for RESONATE, artist Riona Long said: “The idea stemmed from wanting to express the emotional power of electronic music. Visually, I wanted the installation to feel as immersive, emotive and diverse as this music itself is.  The aim was to create something that went past the amazing technology and club culture and delve into the human aspect, to explore how producers and listeners alike are emotionally connected and influenced by sounds generated by machines.”  She continued: “The concept itself could not have been better supported by the incredible insights from the four Irish DJs and producers involved, who truly understand and related to where my heart was with this project.  I’m particularly grateful to The Digital Hub for the opportunity to share this with a wider audience and their enthusiasm for the visual arts.”

RESONATE builds on the ongoing work of The Digital Hub to provide an intersection between innovation, art and technology to the benefit of enterprises at The Digital Hub and the residents of the Liberties Community.  Other recent arts initiatives undertaken by The Digital Hub include: The Liber8 Music Project in partnership with the BIMM Institute Dublin, a free outdoor music and film event as part of Culture Night and the launch of a digital art exhibition by artist Robin Price titled ‘This is not a table.’

EVENT NOTICE

What:  RESONATE – a visual arts installation celebrating electronic music culture.

Where: Digital Exchange, Crane Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 HKR9. Google Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/NbMdjCa513F2

When:

  • Friday 9th November – Saturday 17th November (12midday-5pm)
  • Closed Sunday 11th November
  • Free entry to all members of the public

For further information, please visit www.thedigitalhub.com/resonate

ENDS

Contact:  Frans Van Cauwelaert / Liz Denieffe, Wilson Hartnell

Tel: (01) 669 0030 / 085 8410814

Email: frans.vancauwelaert@ogilvy.com  / liz.denieffe@ogilvy.com

Notes to Editors

About Riona Long

Riona Long is a Video Artist and Motion Graphics Designer whose work embraces the possibilities of digital technology for the creation of immersive and expansive audio-visual experiences. She studied Creative Digital Media at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown where she developed her interest in incorporating digitally generated audio-visual content into documentary style filmmaking in order to create experimental and explorative forms of testimony and reflection.

About The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies.  Almost eighty established businesses operate in The Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ over 750 people. The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as Bizimply, Good Travel Software, Sonru, and Xwerx to scale and grow. Major global companies like Eventbrite, Lonely Planet, and Software AG are also based in The Digital Hub along with industry organisations such as NDRC, Silicon Republic and Tyndall National Institute. The Dublin International Film Festival is also based at The Digital Hub.

Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Athena Media, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), eMaint, Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, Slack, Stripe, TIBCO and VSware.

The Digital Hub is a supportive partner of the local community, by running several learning initiatives for people of all ages. Community learning programmes are run with local partners.  For example, the Future Creators programme and the Future Creators Cadets programme are run with the National College of Art and Design and H2 Learning, to give children and young people the 21st Century Digital Skills that are so necessary in today’s world. The Liber8 Music Project is run with BIMM Institute Dublin to give young people who may have limited exposure to music and digital media, an opportunity to immerse themselves in a creative programme, whilst also developing skills to support their future careers.

The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established by the Irish Government under the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment and plays a key part in supporting the implementation of the National Digital Strategy.

Further information is available at: www.thedigitalhub.com or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub