Presented by Pádraig Spillane as part of FALL/OUT, curated by festival visual arts curators in residence, Pluck Projects.
This window-based installation will jostle between shop windows occupied and not-occupied. Incorporating abstract imagery derived from consumer packing and using the structures of commercial display, Define Silver Lining invites us to think about the ways in we are affected by the technologies that support our lives. The title, Define Silver Lining, prompts us to consider the acceleration of technologies of communication and commerce both before COVID-19 and those being amplified due to the pandemic. Define Silver Lining is accompanied by a soundscape by VEINS (Karen O'Doherty, Marc Rensing, Pádraig Spillane). The viewer is invited to follow a QR code that leads to a website (www.definesilverlining.com) which holds a sound clip comprising a melody line within noises made from the workings of electronic devices, electricity, the sounds of connectivity, the hums and statics of interfaces we increasingly connect with in our daily activities.
Supported by the Arts Council.