The publication nth nature, published and art directed by Assembly Point with Chris Lacy, includes ‘in the place of the digital’ a commissioned text by Oliver Basciano that discusses this new body of work.
Dennis McNulty’s performance anginging is made in response to the exhibiton, McNulty will perform live with a Roland TB-303, the sampled voice of American artist Nancy Holt and a piece of custom software called MARK.
MARK is an algorithmic musical collaborator, a cognitive prosthetic which traces latent desire-lines through human-programmed musical patterns. In anginging, drum-machine rhythms are bent and interwoven with wiry trails of 303 and Holt’s voice, sampled from Boomerang, her collaboration with Richard Serra. anginging draws on this classic work, fusing it with the legacy of the 303 via custom algorithms to make a new kind of acid.
Dennis McNulty (b. Dublin, Ireland) is an artist, music-maker and engineer. A solo show entitled TTOPOLOGY is currently at VISUAL, Ireland. Recent projects include Homo Gestaltat Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial (2016); Lofoten International Art Festival: Disappearing Acts, Svolvaer (2015); A Leisure Complex, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh/Carnoustie (2014); and PROTOTYPES, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2014). Previous exhibitions include Performa 11(2011), Encuentro de Medellin (2007) and the São Paulo Bienal (2008 and 2004). In September he will participate in a two person show at Grazer Kunstverein with Anne Tallentire. McNulty is artist in residence at CONNECT, Ireland’s research centre for future networks and communications where he is an active member of the Orthogonal Methods Group.
This event is free, all welcome.