interactive video installation

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What Are You Looking At?

24.06.16 - 25.09.16

SIMULACRA is an optophysical experimental. At its heart are four LCD monitor panels, which are assembled in the form of a hollow square, and installed at eye level in the middle of the room. The ensemble appears internally gutted, overgrown and embraced. A tangle of cables and control devices pours out of the middle of the square. All around it several magnifying lenses dangle from chains. The imageless glaring ray of the monitors looks as if the images had fallen out of them. What remains is the essence of the medium: Light.
But the images are still in the screens. It requires only a small visual aid to recognise them.

This summer, Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin will be tackling the complex sensory experience of vision, understanding, and perception at SEEING: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?
Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or the optic chiasm? Do artists really look at the world differently, or for that matter does sex, species, or attitude change what you see?

We'll illuminate optics, perspective, and comprehension while exploring enhanced and augmented ways of seeing, artificial eyes, and radical alternatives to vision. SEEING examines the subjectivity of sight, the other senses that shape our view of the world, and the unexpected parallels between human and machine vision.
Curated by ophthalmologist Kate Coleman, computer engineer Gerry Lacey, neurobiologist Semir Zeki and Science Gallery Dublin Director Lynn Scarff, SEEING will investigate human, animal, and technological sight. Interactive artworks at the show will examine alternatives to vision, the limits of machine recognition and the latest innovations in sight enhancement.
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Through a cutting-edge programme that ignites creativity and discoverywhere science and art collide, Science Gallery Dublin encourages people to learn throughtheir interests. Since opening in 2008, over two million visitors to the gallery have experiencedmore than 37 unique exhibitions ranging from living art experiments to materials science and fromthe future of the human race to the future of play.
Science Gallery Dublin develops an everchangingprogramme of exhibitions and events fuelled by the expertise of scientists, researchers,students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. The focus is onproviding programmes and experiences that allow visitors to participate and facilitate socialconnections, always providing an element of surprise. Science Gallery Dublin is kindly supportedby the Wellcome Trust as founding partner, and by ‘Science Circle’ members — Deloitte, ESB, Google, ICON, NTR Foundation, and Pfizer. Science Gallery Dublin receives support fromprogramme partners Bank of Ireland, Intel Ireland, The Ireland Funds and The Marker Hotel. Italso receives government support from the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht andScience Foundation Ireland. Science Gallery Dublin’s media partner is The Irish Times.

In 2012 the Global Science Gallery Network was launched with the support of Google.org, andthe aim of establishing eight university-linked galleries worldwide by 2020. Based on the modelpioneered at Trinity College Dublin, the Network is set to take the Science Gallery mission global.The first new gallery will open in London in 2017, followed by galleries in Melbourne andBengaluru (Bangalore) in 2018. The development of the Network is being driven by ScienceGallery International, a non-profit headquartered in Dublin that is also charged with touringScience Gallery exhibitions worldwide. Exhibitions from Dublin have now toured to twelvelocations internationally, reaching more than 400,000 people in science and art centres acrossthe globe. > more

Science Gallery
Trinity College Dublin
Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592, is Ireland’s oldest university and today has a vibrantcommunity of 17,000 students. It is recognised internationally as Ireland’s premier university.Cutting edge research, technology and innovation places the university at the forefront of highereducation in Ireland and globally. It encompasses all major academic disciplines, and iscommitted to world-class teaching and research across a range of disciplines in the arts,humanities, engineering, science, social and health sciences. Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’sleading university across all international rankings, and is ranked 78th place worldwide and in thetop 27 in Europe in the recent QS World University Rankings 2015. > more

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