Conor McGarrigle
Since 2004
Works in Dublin Ireland

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BIO
Conor McGarrigle is a new media artist, researcher and educator working at the intersection of digital networks and real space. His work is concerned with the integration of digital technologies into the everyday, the spatial implications of location aware mobile devices, and the social, political and cultural implications of Big Data.

His work has been exhibited widely internationally in over 70 exhibitions including the 2011 Venice Biennale, The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Fundació Miro in Mallorca, the St. Etienne Biennale, EVA International Ireland's Biennial, the Werkleitz Biennale, SIGGRAPH, Site Santa Fe and FILE São Paulo.

An Irish native, recently relocated to Denver, he is an Assistant Professor in the Emergent Digital Practices program at the University of Denver
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EVENT

Walking West


Dates:
Fri Apr 11, 2014 09:30 - Fri Apr 11, 2014

Location:
Denver, Colorado
United States of America

Artist Conor McGarrigle will walk Denver's Colfax Avenue, the longest continuous street in America, drawing a 26 mile line to be captured in a satellite photograph.

In his latest psychogeographic performance, which takes place on Friday April 11, McGarrigle will walk the entire 26.2 mile length of Denver's best known and most controversial street (once dubbed the longest wickedest street in America by Playboy magazine), from the eastern plains through the heart of downtown toward the west.

He will mark his route by drawing a line as he walks with the action captured from space by a commissioned high-resolution satellite photograph.

The very act of walking has become a marginalized practice in many American cities yet by walking we can experience the city itself, at a human pace, as a space of discovery and encounter. The symbolic act of walking Colfax Ave acts as a lens to focus discussion on the role of this street in the cultural, social, economic and political life of Denver and at a wider level the role of urban walking

Please join the artist, either physically or virtually, for part of his walk to discuss the project and help the artist uncover the stories, connections and associations that transform city streets into our neighborhoods. Walking West will begin at 9am at the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and the I-70 and will continue for 8-8.5 hours. Locations will be posted to twitter in real time under the hashtag #walkingwest and estimated timings will be posted to walkingwest.us before the event.

Join the artist for the Walking West afterparty at Counterpath Gallery, 613 22nd St Denver, Saturday April 12 7pm.


EVENT

24h Social


Dates:
Fri Feb 07, 2014 19:00 - Fri Feb 21, 2014

Location:
Denver, , Colorado
United States of America

Counterpath gallery is pleased to present 24h Social an exhibition of new work by Denver based Irish artist Conor McGarrigle.

The exhibition marks the premiere of 24h Social a 24 hour long video installation which shows a day of Vine videos, 86,400 in total, with each video being shown at the time of its original posting to twitter. By taking this most ephemeral of forms, and extending it to epic scale, what emerges is an engaging portrait of social media, encompassing the richness of the social activity of 86,400 individuals, a snapshot of everyday life with all its humor, banality and brilliance.

The exhibition includes The BitTorrent Trilogy a series of videos made from episodes of popular TV shows - Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad - incompletely downloaded from the internet via bitTorrent with the resulting glitched videos acting as an aesthetically pleasing byproduct of the technical and social process of filesharing.


DISCUSSION

Breaking Bad:the bitTorrent Edition


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Breaking Bad: the bitTorrent Edition is a video created from the final episode of Breaking Bad incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent.

The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all effects are in the corrupted file. The final episode of Breaking Bad broke bittorrent records when it was released with over 500,000 people sharing the file within 12 hours of its release. The video captures this episode of the popular TV show in the act of being shared on bittorrent by these users.

The video simultaneously acts as a visualization of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing as well as being an aesthetically beautiful and unique by-product of the bittorrent process, the file codec and the size of the bittorrent swarm as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory state. The video is the final part of the Bittorrent Trilogy which includes Mad Men: the bittorrent edition and Game of Thrones: the bittorrent edition, a series exploring file sharing as social and aesthetic practice.

http://conormcgarrigle.com/breakingbad.html

and

http://conormcgarrigle.com/bt_trilogy.html

DISCUSSION

Breaking Bad:the bitTorrent Edition




Breaking Bad: the bitTorrent Edition is a video created from the final episode of Breaking Bad incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent.

The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all effects are in the corrupted file. The final episode of Breaking Bad broke bittorrent records when it was released with over 500,000 people sharing the file within 12 hours of its release. The video captures this episode of the popular TV show in the act of being shared on bittorrent by these users.

The video simultaneously acts as a visualization of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing as well as being an aesthetically beautiful and unique by-product of the bittorrent process, the file codec and the size of the bittorrent swarm as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory state. The video is the final part of the Bittorrent Trilogy which includes Mad Men: the bittorrent edition and Game of Thrones: the bittorrent edition, a series exploring file sharing as social and aesthetic practice.

http://conormcgarrigle.com/breakingbad.html

and

http://conormcgarrigle.com/bt_trilogy.html

EVENT

WalkSpace:Beirut-Venice at the 54th Venice Biennale of Art


Dates:
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:00 - Thu Jun 02, 2011

THESTATEOFMIND presents Conor McGarrigle's WalkSpace:Beirut-Venice at the 54th Venice Biennale of Art
 WalkSpace:Beirut-Venice invites the participant on a drift through Venice guided from Beirut and in Beirut guided from Venice.
The work involves two simultaneous dérives through the historic cities of Beirut and Venice, connected in real time to each other and to the world. 
Two interconnected groups of participants will walk in each city, each receiving instruction and guidance from the other as they wander, get lost and explore the psychogeographical ambiance of the city. The progress of each group will be broadcast as a live video stream via Bambuser, tracked in realtime on a map with Google latitude and tweeted, with followers having the option of giving instructions via twitter.
The object is not to create a finite discrete work but to create a peripatetic relational space which can evolve and respond to the situation, the desires of its participants and serendipity, with the work being created through the actions of its participants. The space is furthermore overlaid with a hybrid, networked space connecting both cities and augmenting each space with the absent presence of the other.
Working from a changing set of basic instructions such as ’describe what you see’, ‘follow that person’, ‘take the next left and then the first right’ or the more loaded ‘take me to the heart of the city’ the two groups will walk in tandem each guiding the other, walking in Beirut as if in Venice and Venice as if in Beirut.
The project draws on early dérives carried out by the Situationists in Amsterdam and Strasbourg which connected groups in different parts of the cities with walkie talkies and Ralph Rumney’s 1957 Psychogeographical Map of Venice.
More Information
www.conormcgarrigle.com/venice.html
THESTATEOFMIND www.thestateofmind.be
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