Artist Talk | Interference – Frank Prendergast


Artist Talk | Frank Prendergast – Interference

Frank Prendergast is a media artist whose interest is in teasing out the unseen threads that weave through human experience. Based on his recent graduate show Interference, Frank will talk about his understanding of the idea of interference and its influences on human perception. Interference responds to the multiple types of signal interference we experience in our everyday lives, including analogue visual interference represented in kinetic sculpture, acoustic interference perceived as sonic beats, and digital interferences that surround us all in an age of mass communication.

Frank will talk about how the various media used in Interference both allowed him to think in new ways and provided technical constraints on what could be built. This will involve tracing the path of the project, discussing the choices made along the way, and giving a rationale for its final form. With the benefit of hindsight, he will comment on the effects of certain technical choices and the implications of using particular materials, some of which led to near disasters towards the end of the project.

Frank is a fine art graduate of NCAD and was recently longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award 2018. He also works as an art technician and fabricator and has worked for a number of galleries and organisations including A4 Sounds, Mart, The Science Gallery and NCAD Gallery.

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When & Where?
Wednesday 3rd October
7.30pm – 8.30pm

A4 Sounds
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Dublin 1
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1 Personal Workspace Available at A4 Sounds!


1 Personal Workspace Available at A4 Sounds

We have one personal workspace available at our studios. Total cost of membership is €175 per month. Applications are open until Fri 21st Sept.

At this time we are seeking applications from fine artists only.

As a socially engaged organisation we have also have a keen interest in applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.

The successful applicant will be chosen based on their portfolio and artist activities including participation in exhibitions and recent projects.

We also have a small number of regular studio membership available from €75 per month. For more information about our studio, facilties and resources please read this post: Memberships Available at A4 Sounds!

To apply please fill out our application form here!

Exhibition Opening Thursday 13th Sept | Obedient City by Michelle Doyle

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Obedient City | Michelle Doyle
13th – 23rd Sept | A4 Sounds Gallery
A4 Artist in Residence Programme 2018


Obedient City

Obedient City is a visitor centre of the minerals, obstructions and energy of public works. Signs tell you who owns what utility and why you shouldn’t poke. Electricity and information flows under the heaving concrete buildings and paths. Vibrations crack and fray each new object. Pebbledashed public monoliths shed their skins. Two snakes meet in an embrace. Neighbours tell on each other and lock up laneways.

New museums spring up to sell experiences and data, in a city losing its material culture. Visitor Centres guide one on the right path, through to the right exit. Tourists must work extra hard to ensure they have taken the right photos. Fast construction uncovers new heritage and rips it out. Tearing, breaking, moulding but constantly updating. Rebuilt pebble dashed walls of Newgrange only serve to further worship public works. The city is triumph and asks only for your obedience in return for living here.

Obedient City or “The Obedience of the Citizens Produces a Happy City” comes from the latin translation of the motto of Dublin City, “Obedientia civium urbis felicitas.” Broadly looking at the architecture and urban planning of North Dublin, where the materials come from, and their effect on its inhabitants, along with the rapid privatisation of public space and the marketing of the City. This exhibition takes the museumification of OPW sites and shows how the true essence of Dublin, one with with three castles ablaze, can be packaged.

Telekom | Obedient City | Michelle Doyle | A4 Sounds Gallery


Michelle Doyle

Michelle Doyle is an artist and musician living in Dublin. She is a graduate of Fine Art Media in NCAD and Art and Research Collaboration in IADT. Her practice is concerned with media, information and power. This has led her to work with pirate radio, zines and social media as platforms for art making. Coming from a DIY punk background, distribution plays a large role in her work from publications, tapes to badges.

Doyle collaborates frequently with other artists and musicians such as the Lads Society, the Digital Druids, Repeater and Isadora Epstein. This year she has exhibited with Repeater with Athrá Titim Gach Rud and the Digital Druids with Yoga For The Eyes. As well as being the current artist in residence of A4 Sounds, Michelle makes music with punk band Sissy and now solo as Rising Damp.

Departing from a mainly online practice of sound and video works, this exhibition is mainly sculpture based.

Obedient City | Michelle Doyle | A4 Sounds Gallery


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