Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland

Conan McIvor

VAI @ DAS Residency Award Winner 2013

Artist Intro

Conan McIvor is a filmmaker and video artist, his diverse practice spans from experimental film and video art to ‘moving image’ design for installation, theatre and performance. His work has been exhibited internationally in Trondheim, Sarajevo and Paris in a variety of exciting venues including a disused police station, freight container and sonic lab as well as traditional gallery spaces. Recently the lead artist for the OU’s public art commission “Luminous, Curious, Journey”, Conan showcased a large-scale video installation on the lawn of Belfast City Hall with further installations at the Open University Building, May Street. Conan’s work concentrates on the metaphysics of the human condition exploring spirituality, relationships and the unfolding of consciousness with an ever-present undercurrent of the ethereal. Conan will be using his residency to prototype a series of lens-based and mixed media pieces inspired by body surface mapping technology used in the diagnosis of cardiological conditions. Dealing with themes of mortality, impermanence and the unseen, the work seeks to question our relationship and emotional responsibility to our corporeal existence.

design & development