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ITB graduate at Digital Hub

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 7:59am
ITB graduate at Digital Hub

Riona Long pictured in front of her exhibit RESONATE. Photo: Peter Houlihan

ITB graduate at Digital Hub

Riona Long pictured in front of her exhibit RESONATE. Photo: Peter Houlihan

AN EMERGING artist who graduated from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown has had her innovative work featured as an exhibit in The Digital Hub.

Riona Long’s RESONATE was on public display from November 9-17 in the hub, which is home to Ireland’s largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses.

Riona’s three-screen video installation delves into the experiences and influences of top electronic music producers and DJs.

The video artist and motion graphics designer combined interviews, live footage and generated digital graphics to vividly illustrate the raw emotion and sense of community that electronic music has the power to induce in both listener and creator.

Riona opened the exhibition with an artist talk during which she discussed the inspiration, motivation and ideas around the piece.

“The idea stemmed from wanting to express the emotional power of electronic music,” she said.

“Visually, I wanted the installation to feel as immersive, emotive and diverse as this music itself is. The aim was to create something that went past the amazing technology and club culture and delve into the human aspect, to explore how producers and listeners alike are emotionally connected and influenced by sounds generated by machines.

“The concept itself could not have been better supported by the incredible insights from the four Irish DJs and producers involved, who truly understand and related to where my heart was with this project.

“I’m particularly grateful to The Digital Hub for the opportunity to share this with a wider audience and enthusiasm for the visual arts.”

Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub, Fiach Mac Conghail, said The Digital Hub was an ideal place in which to showcase digital art such as RESONATE. 

“RESONATE explores the cultural influence of electronic music and this work was exhibited at the end-of-year showcase at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown last May,” he continued.

“The Digital Hub is proud to showcase the work of emerging young artists, like Riona, and we hope companies from The Digital Hub, members of the local community and students from NCAD and the BIMM Institute Dublin had an opportunity to visit while it was open to the public.”

RESONATE builds on the ongoing work of The Digital Hub to provide an intersection between innovation, art and technology to the benefit of enterprises at The Hub and the residents of the Liberties Community.

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