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For his exhibition ‘Can_you_breathe_for_me?’ in The Dock, Adam Gibney exhibited a series of technological and algorithmic assemblages. He examined the technological elements that bring forth a sonic universe: a modern, all-digital world, where a person, who is a computer, can do something with a computer and be able to do something with his or her brain. Blurring the distinction between scientific, philosophical and esoteric methods of knowledge production and consumption; the works presented themselves as quasi-instruments. This means that, rather than taking the scientific approach, the authors proposed instead, as a means of producing and consuming knowledge, a new way of consuming knowledge. They did not, however, take a scientific approach of making the world as it is, or at least of creating a new way of creating knowledge. This was in fact a logical fallacy. There is no scientific approach to the world as it is, and there is no new way to the world as it is. There is rather a new way of producing and consuming knowledge.
Adam Gibney engaged with a range of digital and physical media including sound, electronics, coding, and sculpture as an attempt to unravel the peculiarities of our post-anthropocentric reality. Digital experimentation that occurs in the studio acts as catalyst for digesting the philosophical conundrums that his practice frequently explores. Blurring the distinction between scientific, philosophical, and esoteric methods of knowledge production and consumption; his works often present themselves as quasi-instruments. The underlying algorithmic elements of these technological assemblages echo process-philosophical approaches to questioning realities, dissolving the dichotomy between internal and external worlds.
Adam Gibney is a Dublin based artist who graduated from IADT, Dun Laoghaire. His solo exhibitions include Projective Verse 9: Deep Breadths (Daegu Foundation of Culture, South Korea, 2017) and Euclid, I miss you…(Artbox, Dublin, 2016). Other notable exhibitions include Scaffold (The Bomb Factory, London, 2019), The Voyage (CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016) and Futures (RHA, Dublin, 2014). In 2016, Adam represented Ireland in the V Moscow Biennale for Young Art – Deep Inside.
In 2019, Adam launched his first public art project, Your Seedling Language, in St. Catherine’s School, Rush, Co. Dublin. In 2021 he exhibited his exhibition Can you breathe for me? at the Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin and completed a temporary public art commission for Graft as commissioned by The Glucksman Gallery and The National Sculpture Factory, Cork.
Adam is currently working on a public art commission for Fingal County Council’s Infrastructure programme. He is currently undertaking a practice-based research masters funded by the Technological University of Dublin.
Photos by Paul McCarthy