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“Responsive environments—by definition spaces that interact with the people who use them, pass through them or by them—have in a very short space of time become ubiquitous.”
Lucy Bullivant, V&A Contemporary Publications.
Néill O'Dwyer is researching art that externalises bodily movement via the electro-physical flux of urban environments—public and private spaces that objectify the collective narratives, trajectories and data-contrails of individuals and groups. The concept of connectivity has literally seeped into the cells and membrane of the buildings we inhabit; by virtue of cybernetic systems individuals have been absorbed into the fabric of built space. My work reacts to this theme of embodiment: “Absorption of the self into computer system.”
Through my artistic application of scientific exploration I strive to unveil quests of a culturally demanding nature rather than inventions with strictly rational functions; my hybrid art is revealing magical, alchemical, socially-driven mediating devices.