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‘Detouched’ – Project Arts Centre – Dublin

During my time in Dublin I visited the Projects Art Centre where the exhibition being held was called ‘Detouched’, the exhibition included the works of :

  • A.K. Burns (US)
  • Alice Channer (UK)
  • Sunah Choi (KR)
  • Dennis Oppenheim (US)
  • Seth Price (US)

The exhibition space was fairly big however most of the space wasn’t used and the works were spread out. Right in front of the entrance were a number of tv screens showing clips of various people doing things, The use of the tv screens reminded me of Andy Warhols ‘Motion Pictures’.

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Whilst looking around the exhibition I didn’t really understand the theme of the collection.

The only part of the exhibition I though fit into the ‘Detouched’ theme was a set of rubbing shown in the last photograph above.

Leaving the exhibition I was left quite confused as to what it was all about, as there was no text alongside the works. Therefore I researched the exhibition online and found this piece of text (see below). Words provided on the project arts centre website. http://projectartscentre.ie/programme/whats-on/1661-detouched-

Detouched isn’t a word.  As a word that isn’t a word, it exists somewhere between retouched and detached. It’s also fairly close to untouched, which means that it has a lot to do with touch. It might be best understood as describing a detached sense of touch, or an act of touching that doesn’t involve an act of touching, however paradoxical that may sound.

Today, to touch doesn’t mean the same thing it used to. By merging the hand with the machine, contemporary technology generates a detached sense of proximity, or a sense of detouch. This exhibition presents drawing, moving image and sculptural installations which engage with the distance of touch.

I personally would not recommend going to see this exhibition, as I don’t feel the subject matter was very interesting and it left me feeling rather confused.

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This entry was posted on February 16, 2013 by in Creative Digital Practice, Personal Professional Development and tagged , , .
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