the paradise of the heart - 2018

TACTIC Gallery, Elizabeth Forth, Cork, Ireland

January 27 - February 8, 2018

Inspired by an allegorical literary work Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart by the 17th century scholar John Amos Comenius, this collaborative exhibition examines the concept of home as a safe place for personal development and self-expression. In the exhibition, the artists respond visually to this allegorical work and bring its subject matter into the contemporary context of Cork city. (Exhibition Guide)
Hidden Potential - installation view, 2017-2018, mild-steel, sound, 3D animation loop, 3D prints, electronic parts
Hidden Potential, 2017-2018, mild-steel, sound, 3D animation loop, 3D prints, electronic parts; photo credits: venividiphoto.net
Hidden Potential - installlation view, detail, 2017-2018, mild-steel, sound, 3D animation loop, 3D prints, electronic parts; photo credits: venividiphoto.net
Barking Dog Seldom Bites, 2017-2018, mild steel, wood, motion triggered sound & projection, electronic parts
Barking Dog Seldom Bites - installation view, 2017-2018, mild steel, wood, motion triggered sound & projection, electronic parts; photo credits: venividiphoto.net
Barking Dog Seldom Bites, 2017-2018, mild steel, wood, motion triggered sound & projection, electronic parts; photo credits: venividiphoto.net
Zukunftsmusik, 2017-2018, mild steel, concrete, 3D prints, found objects; photo credits: venividiphoto.net
Zukunftsmusik - detail, 2017-2018, mild steel, concrete, 3D prints, found objects; photo credits © venividiphoto.net

isochronal - interactive installation | 2017

National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland

September 22, 2017

Isochronal is a collaboration between Tomas Penc and Kevin Callaghan. Inspired by their individual practices, this real-time enquiry through sound, visuals and aesthetic composition seeks to transcend fragmentation between traditional and contemporary art disciplines and create a new synthesised artwork.
3D printed containers hold water which drips on ceramics below. The sound forming vibration is collected from the ceramic forms and reconstituted into a real-time visual representation on the screen.
Installation was active on the NSF's factory floor as part of their Culture Night 2017 programme, between 4-8 pm.
Below is a ten minute audio only excerpt of the performance.

angular oppressors II - interactive installation | 2016

James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT, Cork, Ireland

September 5 – 23, 2016

The second iteration of the Angular Oppressors interactive installation at the James Barry Exhibition Centre organised by the CIT Arts Office.
Angular Oppressors II - interactive installation, bricks, steel, electronic components, paper, sound, dimensions variable, 2016
Angular Oppressors II - interactive installation detail, installation, bricks, steel, electronic components, paper, sound, dimensions variable, 2016
Angular Oppressors II - interactive installation, bricks, steel, electronic components, paper, sound, dimensions variable, 2016
Chimney Well I/II/III/IV, patinated, precision cast aluminium alloy, 26 x 10 x 10 cm, 2016

two towers - web based art | 2016

Fine Art Degree Exhibition, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland

June 9 - 15, 2016

Four video loops combining analogue photography and 3D animation. This artwork accompanied the main installation at the CIT CCAD graduation exhibition 2016 but was not readily on display, referring to the unconscious aspect of the human psyche.
The Edge, Two Towers, The Void, The Incinerator, 3D animation video still, loop, 2016

Angular Oppressors - interactive installation | 2016

Fine Art Degree Exhibition, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland

June 9 - 15, 2016

Interactive Installation incorporating four sculptural stacks that react and start playing upon detection of motion. Each stack produces different note, together creating harmony. The sound is produced by a custom made speaker assembly replacing traditional speaker cone with an embossed print. The sculptural forms in front of the speakers were cast in the Czech Republic from a special aluminium alloy used for parts in aviation, industrial applications but also armed vehicle weaponry systems. The installation has been reviewed by Sarah Kelleher in the
Angular Oppressors - interactive installation, bricks, steel, electronic components, paper, sound, dimensions variable, 2016
Angular Oppressors - interactive installation, bricks, steel, electronic components, paper, sound, dimensions variable, 2016
Angular Oppressors - interactive installation detail, bricks, steel, electronic components, paper, sound, 112 x 45 x 45 cm, 2016
Chimney Well I (heart), patinated, precision cast aluminium alloy, 26 x 10 x 10 cm, 2016
Radio interview for the ART BEAT - UCC Campus Radio, June 14, 2016