• 1iing heaney, Firmament (2019), CGI film, video still. Image courtesy of the artist.

22/08/19—07/09/19

1iing heaney—Hyper-

Exhibition preview: 6-8pm Thursday 22nd August 2019
Exhibition continues: Friday 23rd August 2019 – Saturday 7th September 2019
Gallery open: 12-6pm Thursday – Saturday

Associated Event: Experimental 3D scanning workshop with the artist on Wednesday 4th September, 2-5.30pm. Booking required, follow the link.

Participants are invited to make physical sculptures that will be 3D scanned using your phone, and placed in a digital replica of the Pallas Projects gallery space. 

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Pallas Projects/Studios are pleased to present 1iing heaney—Hyper- the seventh exhibition of our 2019 Artist-Initiated Projects programme.

Hyper- is a new body of work by 1iing heaney. Using a range of mediums from 3D animation to riso print, this exhibition considers digital space as an extension of the geological world. Following a residency in the Burren College of Art, this work has been emerging since 2016. Further development continued during Lay of the Land’s RES 1 residency in Lauragh, Co. Kerry in March of this year. These remote landscapes have served as a vital backdrop for exploring the interface between the Digital Age and natural world.

Hyper- looks at the process of replication, simulation and pixelation that natural objects face when translated into a digital space. Emerging technologies such as hyperreal CGI, Google Earth and 3D object scanning have created virtual replicas, causing the nuance, context, and experience of these forms to be altered. Rocks and trees gathered from the Wicklow Mountains and Beara Peninsula meet for the first time as 3D scans in a fabricated environment. They share space and interact with purely simulated objects. Natural forms warp during conversion, digital mirrors reflect simulated rocks, and pixels emerge from chasms. A sense of the unknown can emerge from the information lost in this translation process.  A digitised wilderness is formed.

The work is accompanied by sound and music by multimedia artist Rainforests.

Hyper- is kindly supported in part by the Wicklow County Arts Office.

Biography:

1iing heaney is a visual artist experimenting with 3D modeling and animation from Bray, Co. Wicklow. She received her BA in Fine Art Media & Visual Culture from NCAD in 2015. With a focus on the material nature of digital life, her work explores geological timescales in parallel to human technological intervention. 1iing uses print, drawing, sculpture, simulations and 3D scans to consider the future of nature. 1iing has taken part in both group and solo exhibitions. Selected shows include solo exhibitions, Terrestrial/Satellite in 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway (2018) & World Geometry in MART, Dublin (2016). Group shows include Geological Cake, Burren College of Art Gallery, Co. Clare (2017), HIVE, Steambox Gallery, Dublin 8 (2017), Dancing Girl Emoji, Delta Sorority, Online (2016) and The stretch is better than the case, Upominki, Rotterdam (2015). 1iing has received support from the Emerging Irish Artist Residency Award, Burren College of Art (2016) & Wicklow County Arts Office (2016 & 2019). She also facilitates workshops using the 3D software Blender in Block-T, Dublin.

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Artist-Initiated Projects at Pallas Projects/Studios is an open-submission, annual gallery programme of 10 x 3-week exhibitions taking place between March and November 2019, in the context of a gallery space with a dedicated tradition towards the professional development of artists in a peer-led, supportive environment. This unique programme of funded, artist-initiated projects selected via open call is highly accessible to artists, with a focus on early career, emerging artists and recent graduates. Projects are supplemented with artists' talks, texts, workshops or performances, and gallery visits by colleges and local schools.

Artist-Initiated Projects aims to act as an incubator for early careers, and support artists' practices at crucial stages, providing a platform for artists to produce and exhibit challenging work across all art forms. The model of short-run exhibitions with a relatively short turnaround time of 3–6 months is an alternative to the normal institutional model, where the process of studio visit to exhibition can take several years. Shorter lead-in times allow the programme to be quick and responsive, reflect what artists are currently making, and encourage experimentation and risk-taking.

Pallas Projects/Studios Artist-Initiated Projects is funded by The Arts Council.