Genre:Technology; Conceptual; Constructed; Consumer Culture; Didactic; Functional; Futuristic; Humor; Identity; Information; Meditative; Narrative; Political; Popular Imagery;
Procedures for a Prosperous Ecology is a dual-screen video installation illustrating the existence of a familiar cycle generated through interactions with cyberspace. Considering Irelandâ€™s role as the â€œData Centre Capitalâ€, it references the physical housing of this data and its adaption to particular aspects within our environmental system, reimagining it as a more natural cycle we are subjected to.
A life-sized digitally modified personal photo album recreating some of the most memorable, crucial and intimate moments lived through. The use of accessible computer applications including Photo Booth and Google Earth Street View allow the artist to attempt to relive a perfect moment, capturing the seconds of anticipation before the desired moment of happiness is replicated.
Existence as a cyborg and reliance on a technological element cause the work to be heavily dependent on recorded interactions and responses solely within cyberspace. The virtual materiality of the artistâ€™s data in the form of suggestive content used to construct this environment becomes an outlet for renewal, generic self-improvement and psychological fulfillment, a necessity in our current era of digital mass-consumption. The work explores the intensity of the human-computer relationship in relation to public and private space online, and the acceleration of the corporationâ€™s inquisitive and invasive nature within this regarding our personal activities in cyberspace and beyond. The work strives to create a space of comfort and intimacy between the artist, the viewer and the anonymous, faceless characters living in our screen, through the re-appropriation of generic, exhausted, low-resolution imagery.