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Art, Misuse and Technology – a gallery-based conversation

Saturday, November 25, 2023

System Interference: Micheál O’Connell

Art, Misuse and Technology


Exhibition opening talk, from 3.15pm, Saturday 25th November


Tea, coffee, biscuits and Prosecco will be served.


The exhibition opening will take the form of an informal talk between artist, Micheál O’Connell, and philosopher of aesthetics, John Roberts.

The exhibition continues until Saturday 27th January 2024


System Interference


System Interference by Micheál O’Connell a.k.a. Mocksim. The artist’s practice involves ‘interference’ with everyday functional processes and technologies including computational networks, road systems, windfarms, golf courses, and the unusual sport of road bowling.


The work touches on environmental concerns, the democracy or lack of it, in decision-making, and what is given priority and what is not. A range of works including printed material, sound recordings, and Micheál’s signature ‘simupoems’ – short moving image pieces which play in loop mode – will be included in the exhibition.


In the past, O’Connell’s work has been presented in project spaces and established locations such as Matt’s Gallery and The Whitechapel, London, UK, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK, and Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork. Contra-Invention, a critically acclaimed exhibition of utilitarian photographs (photographs captured by traffic wardens as proof of parking violation in many areas) had been invited to Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles and nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.


System Interference opens Saturday 25th November, 2023 and continues until Saturday 17th February 2024.

  • Type: Afternoon Event,Exhibition,Talks
  • Time: November 25, 2023 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Venue:Free, Booking required