: exhibits :

: DATAmap : Decisions³ : Finding Your Voice : Art of Decision Daily Post :
: PowerHouse : The VIP room : Rite of Passage : Rantroom :

1. DATAmap

The DATAMAP is a large-scale interactive map of Ireland designed to present information in a novel way on 6 surrounding projector screens. As they walk across the map, visitors trigger animations that present statistical data on the gender balance on Irish State bodies in over 70 locations around the country.


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2. Decisions³

Decisions³ is a short documentary film where 9 people present their perspectives on decision-making. Decisions³ is a soapbox, an opportunity to reflect on the hidden structure of decision-making in our lives and an opportunity to speculate on what it would be like to be a politician and make decisions for the country.

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3 and 4. Finding Your Voice – Mamo’s Story & Siobhan’s Story
Mamo had to leave work when she got married in the 70s but subsequently became involved in the ICA and further political work. Siobhan’s is the story of an ex-prisoner and her life after she left prison. Both stories are presented in the women’s own words in two small, intimate spaces as audio installations with lighting design that responds as the stories unfold. They both tell stories of finding their voice and overcoming the odds.
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5. Art of Decision Daily Post
Visitors to this exhibit are immersed in a giant newspaper where the front page of the Art of Decision Daily Post is projected. Visitors can relax here and text or email their opinion and comment on the current affairs headline of the day. The ‘front page’ is continuously updated in the space and will be online during the exhibition so that visitors have the opportunity to send their comment from any remote location via text and email and see it on screen in the space.
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6. PowerHouse
The PowerHouse is a photographic exhibition presented in a set designed caricature of a home, its garden and street. 70 anonymous participants in the research project were given disposable cameras and asked to take photos that represent their ideas of power and include comments on the photographs. The visitor is invited to find these photos and comments in the PowerHouse. The research participants’ evaluations of how their attitudes to power changed over the course of the project are also presented over speakers in the PowerHouse. The images can be viewed as on online exhibition at www.imagesofpower.net, where viewers are encouraged to contribute their own comments on the photographs.
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7. The VIP room
The VIP room is an innovative graphic interface that identifies the different types of players in the Irish political power game; to determine the nature and direction of their influence and to map the interrelationships between them. Visitors can interact with a hardware device that allows control of the The VIP room on screen.
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8. Rite of Passage
This piece allows the viewer to get right into the mind and body of many prominent political figures!
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9. RANTROOM – where there’s room to rant.
This is the last exhibit in the journey and is intended as a resting space. Visitors can relax here and text or mail their opinion and comment on the exhibition. The comments board is continuously updated in the space and online during the exhibition so that visitors have the opportunity to send their comment from any remote location via text and email and see it on screen in the space. Visitors will also be able to offer feedback in the traditional way by writing comments on a board in this space.
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