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UCD/CREATE/CAPP artist in residence Glenn Loughran to exhibit ‘After the future of work’(2017) at the Helsinki Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale (Sept 29th – October 1st) with DIT/GradCAM.


After the future...of work represents the first phase of artistic research around the shifting relations between modes of production and modes of exchange in the 21st century. From the impact of generalized automation on work/employment, to peer 2 peer communities emerging through digital culture, 'After the future...of work' aims to link communities and universities around the question of the future of work. Supported by a CAPP/CREATE  commission through PARITY STUDIOS/UCD, the second phase of the research will be realized in 2018.


The Digital Aesthetic in Utopia of Access (Sept 29th – Oct 1st) curated by Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick (GradCAM/DIT) and Dr. Brian Fay (Dublin School of Creative Arts) comprises of an ambitious exhibition Cf or 'The Inaugural Autonomous Biennale' and two days of unique interventions, performances and seminars, which promote forms of art and art works exploring the post-digital aesthetics within an era of open data and open access.


Following a successful and well-received pilot edition in 2015, the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) has again realized a Research Pavilion within the context of the Venice Biennale. GradCAM @ The Research Pavilion, Venice is kindly supported by Culture Ireland and The College of Arts and Tourism at Dublin Institute of Technology. For full programme





Artist In Residence at UCD Parity Studios 2017


Supported by UCD in the Community, College of Social Science and Law and through a new partnership with Create and CAPP- Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme 





1. Hedgeschoolproject.EcoHouse.Co. Carlow (2005-2006)


2.Hedgeschoolproject: PreKariate Academy. Lithuania Biennale (2010 -­2011)


3.Squatter Sovereignty. Mattress Factory. Pittsburgh. Origami Fireworks (2011-­2012)


4.MODE : D : OPEN ARCHIVE . Robert Emmet CDP. Dublin. Video Installation (2016)


5.MODE : D : OPEN ARCHIVE . Robert Emmet CDP. Dublin. Archive (2016)


6.MODE : D : OPEN ARCHIVE. Robert Emmet CDP. Dublin. Video Essay (2016)



Exhibiting Nationally and Internationally, Glenn Loughran's work has developed hybrid forms of artistic research at the intersection between pedagogical process and artistic intervention.


For the UCD residency he will use the studio resources and the campus context to expand upon two strands of research around the theory and practice of Socially Engaged Art:


   1.Theory: The ethics and politics of Contemporary Art

      as ‘mode of exchange’.


This theoretical strand of the research will develop a historical analysis

of ‘modes of exchange’ as they have developed in relation to the trinity     of Capital/Nation/State. This work is initially informed by the work of Japanese Philosopher Kojin Karatani, whose systematic analysis of the Structure of World History (2014) argues for an understanding of structural change through ‘modes of exchange’ rather than ‘modes of production’. The aim of this analysis will be to explore an alternative theoretical framework for considering the contemporary turn towards socially engaged art.


    2. Practice: MODE : D :


Glenn will develop practical experimentations to support this theoretical inquiry. These will be based on an established platform,  MODE : D : that was developed  in collaboration with the Robert Emmet Community Development Project. To date this platform has produced community engagements (Community Garden 2008-13), street furniture (Associate Bench/2012), ecological art projects (Bio-Aesthetics/2014) food events and academic discourses (Bio-Pedagogical dinners/2014), Conference organisation (States of Opacity. Dakar Biennale.2016), the design and curation of a public archive , titled: ‘Open Archive’ Sept – Dec 2016, and more recently a collaborative video essay titled  ‘Fountain’(2016-17) Expanding upon this framework the project will develop artistic/pedagogical exchanges between the UCD campus and the RECDP with the support of UCD in the Communtiy. 


Glenn Loughran is an Artist and a Lecturer in Fine Art at Dublin School of Creative Arts (DIT), where he is also Programme Chair of the B.A in Visual Art on Sherkin Island (B.A.V.A).Originally from Belfast, N.Ireland, Loughran has studied Art and Design at The Ulster University (1991), Dun Laoghaire College of Art Design Technology (Diploma / 2002), Fine Art Painting at the National College of Art and Design (B.A / 2003), Sculpture at N.C.A.D (M.A / 2005), and has a doctorate at the N.C.A.D/Graduate School Of Creative Arts and Media(GradCAM.2013).


E-Mail: gloughran@eircom.net


Website: glennloughran.com




This 2017 residency is supported by a new partnership between UCD Parity Studios and Create - national development agency for collaborative arts and the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP)

which is funded by Creative Europe. The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is an ambitious transnational cultural programme

focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are

working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices. CAPP’s Residency Programme seeks to explore new models of arts participation and cooperation and encourages an exchange of artist’s methodologies and practices in context.















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