Saturday, 22nd September 2018
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Waterford Artist, Aileen Drohan, is to exhibit in Estonia as part of 'Excess Baggage', a pop up exhibition by fifteen artists on the Art in the Digital World MA programme in NCAD.

Aileen is well known in Waterford for her photography practice, Photozone, but is downing her professional tools to jet set off to Estonia on Tuesday 19th March to install the pop up exhibition in the Academy of Arts Gallery and Da Keldrisaal Gallery in Tallinn. The exhibition will open on 21st and 22nd March. The format consists of each artist carrying their work with them and traveling on a low budget flight.

Aileen's exhibition piece 'Promise of Reality' is a series of 10x10 inch prints arising from her research practice into privacy, surveillance and the practice of live streaming webcams. In 'Promise of Reality' computer screengrabs taken from live steaming webcams in Dublin have been rephotographed, and the images presented were restaged from scenes previously streamed by the same webcams. The artist presents herself as the subject which once had a fleeting encounter with the camera. In doing so she attempts to destabilize the truth and obstruct the webcam's 'promise of reality'.

All the artists in the 'Excess Baggage' show come from mixed backgrounds and disciplines and work with emerging technologies. This exhibition has been kindly supported by Culture Ireland as part of Ireland's EU Presidency Culture Programme 2013. More information can be found on the website.


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