Land │Labour │Capital

September 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Future State, in partnership with Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) and Goldsmiths, University of London, is an interdisciplinary and collaborative conference at LCGA on 26-28 September and is taking place during Labour and Lockout, an exhibition to mark the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, a key moment in Ireland’s industrial history when employers refused to recognize workers in an attempt to break worker solidarity and the trade union movement.

Land│Labour│Capital will reflect on the relevance of 1913 for the contemporary moment and seek, through dialogue, to foreground radical and alternative narratives for future history-making.

Invited speakers include Dr. Mark CurranDr Angela Dimitrakaki, Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff and Dr. Deirdre O’Mahony among a host of other academic and artist participants.

The full programme including screenings, events and presentations can be found here.

UPDATE (October 2013)
Founding member of Future State and central organiser, Stephanie Feeney, offers some rich reflection and insight on the conference events which can be read here.

Installation: THE MARKET

September 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

Gallery of Photography, Dublin 24 August – 1 october 2013

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

The image above of part of the installation titled The Normalisation of Deviance shows Spectrograms, a moving visual representation of the soundscape of the installation. The soundscape has been generated through the data generated through the use of an algorithm to identify how often the Irish Minister for Finance has used the word Market or Markets in his public speeches since taking office.

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

(installation photograph by Jamin Keogh)

Belfast Exposed 29 August – 11 October

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The installation is similarly framed by the soundscape generated through the data generated by an algorithm identifying the application of the words Market or Markets by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer in his public speeches since taking office.

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The installation image below shows the 6 feet high stack of A4 paper also titled The Normalisation of Deviance as part of the installation. This equates to the findings by a Chicago-based researcher of the number of global positions taken through the use of algorithms on one stock in one nanosecond. The total was 14,000 and equates to this amount of paper if this data was printed out. On the pages facing up is the quote:

…what people don’t understand… is that what happens in the market is pivotal to their lives… not on the periphery…but slap, bang, in the middle…
(From telephone conversation with trader, name withheld, Dealing Room, Investment Bank, London, February 2013

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