126 proudly present
26 April – 04 May 2014
Preview | Friday 25 April | 8pm
Representations is an exhibition about data, categorisation and the self. By exposing the available data that exists around himself, Tom O’Dea will attempt to expose the gaps that exist between representations and the things they attempt to describe. The exhibition will encourage the examination of both the data structures that exist around our daily lives and our motivations for their use.
The exhibition, which will run for eight days, will see the gallery split into two parts the first which will include the various collections of the artists data including the institutional, social and biological. In the second room the artist will be present during the exhibition where he will continue his daily work.
There will be a 126 Dialogues event in the gallery on Thursday the 1st of May at 5pm with artist Tom O’Dea and invited speakers. They will discuss the exhibition Representations and O’Dea’s PhD work that is focussed on investigating the impact of the networked society on concepts of the self and on the systems of post-industrial capitalism that underpin the global political economy.
Tom O’Dea is an artist and doctoral researcher at the Arts Technology Research Lab of Trinity College Dublin. He is undertaking a Visual Arts practice based PhD investigating the impact of emergent technologies on the philosophical concept of the self. Tom is a graduate of UCD and NUIG, he is originally from Sligo and is currently based in Dublin.