Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland



Telluric flat

DAS is delighted to present new work by the current artists in residence

Rachel Alexander

Chloe Brenan

Laura Cochrane

Robbie Sivewright

Opening event on the 28th September from 6 - 8 pm, and on the 5th October also from 6 - 8pm.

The exhibition will run from the 29th September – 14th October. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 4pm or by appointment outside of these hours.

Hungry Lies addresses the hyper-sexualised reality in which we live. Heavily influenced by overtly sexualized music lyrics, Rachel Alexander reflects on the objectification of gender via pornography, and how this is manifested in how we see ourselves and are seen by others. The video’s voyeuristic nature reflects a private act of vanity; the superimposed audio narratives target the subject, puncturing this meditative ritual, leaving the subject in a spectrum of confusion.

Chloe Brenan’s installation Grain is a collection of images that deals with the relationship of the particle to the whole through the materiality of the photographic object. The series merges the molecular materiality of the object with the image generated on its surface using pinhole photographs of sand dunes taken around Dublin’s coast. The resulting images are one-off photographic objects that depict dunes, themselves singular objects constituted by millions of grains of sand.

Laura Cochrane presents a series of prints, which marks the beginnings of her storybook SpiriTree. Inspired by Scandinavian literature confronting taboo or controversial themes, the work provides a modern take on the afterlife, wherein spirits undergo rites of passage with the help of fantastical creatures and a magnificent tree. Ameliorating the finality of death, SpiriTree aims to provide succor, a place of safety, for those experiencing loss.

Every Cloud is a series of illustrations depicting a day in the life of Bob, a bright, twenty-something millennial as he slowly comes to the realisation that the life of a graduate in the digital age doesn't always go to plan. Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. Combining the traditional with the digital Robbie Sivewright’s animation focuses on the exploration of narrative, character, and existentialism. The story derives from Robbie’s musings on the everyday stresses that often plague young adults in the twenty-first century, from feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt, and hopelessness, amongst others.

More information on the individual artists is available on our homepage.

Cotton Court Gallery, Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2ED.

This exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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