Echo Chamber at Rua Red, the Inaugural Exhibition of the EUCIDA project
06 June 2017

Echo Chamber at Rua Red, the Inaugural Exhibition of the EUCIDA project

Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre launches Echo Chamber, the inaugural exhibition of the EUCIDA (European Connections in Digital Art) project on 16 June at 6pm. EUCIDA is a Creative Europe supported project led by Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin in partnership with Le Département du Territoire de Belfort, France, and Rezeknes Novada Pasvaldiba, Lativa.

Echo Chamber will take place across three sites in three different countries - Ireland, Latvia, and France in June and July 2017.

  • Rua Red, Dublin 16 June – 05 August, Ireland
  • Lūznava Manor Rēzeknes, 09 June – 31 August, Latvia
  • Espace multimédia gantner, 24 June – 22 July, France

Two contemporary visual artists from each host country, with practices rooted in digital technology, have been selected by curator, Matthew Nevin, of MART Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. The featured artists are Jeanne Briand, Adam Gibney, Fabien Leaustic, Helen MacMahon, Rasa Smite, Paula Vitola.

echo chamber artists

  • Helen McMahon, Mirror Affect, Light Installation 
  • Paula Vitola, ‘LIGHT-NET’ 
  • Jeanne Briand, Gamette Glass 
  • Adam Gibney, Conundrum 8: I am somewhere between we and they 
  • Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, Interactive Networked Installation (Version 3)
  • Fabien Leaustic, Hello World 

As the starting point for the exhibition, Nevin explores the idea of an echo chamber. An example of an echo chamber effect can be seen in social media where users engage only with people and media sources that share their particular beliefs and viewpoints. In this way, the digital arts may sometimes seem like a medium which caters only to a specific tech savvy audience.

Yet, through digital technologies, artists are opening up dialogues by exploring and interpreting politics, culture, and society in new ways. In Echo Chamber, the artists explore and re-invent material, technologies, and methodologies that provoke the limitations of the echo chamber of the normal gallery environment into producing powerful, informative, and experimental new work for a wider audience. 

WHEN Echo Chamber | Rua Red, Tallaght | 16 June to 05 August, 2017.

WHERE RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre is located in Belgard Square, Tallaght, at the end of the RED LUAS line. Close to the South Dublin County Council buildings, the Civic Theatre and Tallaght Library and accessible from the Square shopping centre 2nd floor exit by Tesco’s.

OPENING HOURS 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday | Closed – Sunday & Bank Holidays | Rua Red is open later on performance evenings.

You can read more about the exhibition and artists on the EUCIDA website here. We talked to Maolíosa Boyle, Executive Director of Rua Red about Echo Chamber and EUCIDA - read the interview here

Mirror Affect; Helen McMahon