Symposium : Exhuming the Archive

MCAC is holding a symposium exploring the themes of the exhibition Exhuming the Archive. This event will examine the unstable materials relied upon in contemporary remembering, the bodies that they reconfigure, and how they come to matter. This half day

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Artists Talk – Exhuming the Archive

I will be giving an artist talk at MCAC  about the concepts, materials and practices through which the artworks that make up the exhibition Exhuming the Archive emerged. On 16 January 2016, 2pm – 3pm No booking is required but

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Exhuming the Archive opening

Exhuming the Archive, an exhibition of new works of mine, opened at MCAC on 4 December. Thanks to all who braved the gales. It was a really great turn-out. Here are some photos (with thanks to John Duncan) of the

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Exhuming the Archive exhibition

“Millennium Court Arts Centre is delighted to present ‘Exhuming the Archive’ a new solo exhibition by Belfast based artist Jiann Hughes. An ode to the digital memories we’d rather forget, this new body of work considers the earth as planetary

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Ulster Festival of Art and Design

As the grandaughter of a miller and a millie, working with David Littler on the Is She Blew? project has been such a treat. It was topped off with sounds, songs and stories of linen-making plus sound responsive video projections

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ACES Award

I’m absolutely stoked to have been chosen to receive a Northern Ireland Arts Council ACES award. I’m feeling very grateful for the recognition and very excited to be this year’s 2015 artist in resident at MCAC.

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Is She Blew?

Is She Blew? A visually delicious exhibition of the sounds, songs and stories of linen.

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…like a ball of wool at Belfast City Hall Big Screen

Documentation of …like a ball of wool. Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland,  2014

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Scrambled shadows at R-Space gallery

Documentation of Scrambled Shadows at R-Space gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland,  2014

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Scrambled shadows

silent, 2 channel digital video. 7:23 / 5:24  (loop). camouflage fabric, face paint. 2014. INSTALLATION VIEW. Scrambled Shadows is a video installation exploring privacy protection techniques and personal counter surveillance measures. The work borrows strategies from other parts of the animal

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…like a ball of wool

digital video with sound. 5:16 (loop). 2014. INSTALLATION VIEW. The video explores and disrupts the preconceptions that are often made when we look at someone’s face or hear their voice. Video portraiture and audio biographies of 36 people are muddled

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Sizzling babes at RUA show

Sizzling babes can be seen at the Royal Ulster Academy of the Art’s annual exhibition over the next few months.

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Sizzling babes at The Sky in a Room | Deptford X

Sizzling babes will be screened by Whitty Gordon as part of The Sky in a Room | Deptford X through Harts Lane Studios in New Cross Gate at 6:30pm on 27 September 2014.

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Feeling into at R-Space gallery

Documentation of Feeling into. R-Space gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. 2014

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Feeling into

Biosensing, interactive video projection with sound, pulse sensor, arduino. 2014. INSTALLATION VIEW. Feeling into is an interactive video projection. Taking the human body as the central site of the exploration, this biosensing artwork makes explicit our fleshy entanglements and affecting

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Lightness

I am delighted to have been invited to partake in the upcoming show at R-Space gallery, entitled ‘Lightness’. I will be showing a new work, an outdoor interactive projection in a one off event at the gallery on Culture Night

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Sizzling Babes at Color Art Festival

These little piggies are off to Hungary this weekend… My video work Sizzling Babes was selected to be shown as part of the Color Art Festival in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. The festival takes place on June 13th & 14th.Other works being

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Disrupted Portrait at Pollen gallery

Documentation of Disrupted portrait. Pollen gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. 2014

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VAI common Room – Digital Practice

Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) and Digital Arts Studios (DAS) are partnering to offer a day long event focusing on digital arts practice. I will be among five other artists presenting on my practice in the ‘Show and Tell’ session. The

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Disrupted portrait

Video projection, computational media, interactive media, laptop, wire and solder. 2014. INSTALLATION VIEW. Disrupted portrait considers how computational objects fashion our lived experience. The work explores how computer code interprets human faces by reverse engineering the 3D wireframe models used

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State Of Play

The exhibition State of Play is opening this Thursday 5th June 6-9pm at Pollen Studios, featuring new work by Helen Lavery, Johanna Leech, Jacqueline Wylie, Andrew Molloy, Sean Campbell, Jiann Hughes. You can see the debut of my new work

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Translating Improvisation

I was delighted to have been invited to join the Translating Improvisation Research Group at Queen’s University Belfast where researchers from many disciples are investigating how improvisational practices, discourses and pedagogies from the musical realm may be translated across disciplines. 

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Sizzling Babes at Arterial Gallery Sydney

My latest video work Sizzling babes is being screened at the Arterial Gallery, Rozelle.    

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Sizzling Babes

Digital video with sound 4:00 (loop). 2014. This video work explores how framing, viewpoint and focus influence our perception of a phenomenon. It introduces two young females from a perspective that challenges common expectations about their sentient capacities. The environment

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Denzien at Belfast Exposed

Come to the Denizen show, upstairs at the Exchange Gallery at Belfast Exposed, to see my new video work Sizzling Babes and to experience some wonderful works by Sean Campbell, Olivia Devlin and Conan McIvor. Sizzling Babes is a video

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HEART CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Another great example of sonifying heart behaviour. Here the twelve musicians are wired up to electrocardiogram sensors and their biodata generates in realtime the projected visuals and a score which appears on the laptops that they are playing from, creating

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Heartfelt Shadowplay

Video projection, sound, interactive and computational software, laptop, pulse sensor, arduino, epaulette, kissing booth. 2013. The Heartfelt Shadowplay is a booth for lovers. At this sideshow festivalgoers are urged to make out. The bio-sensing installation enables them to publicly display

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Heartfelt Shadowplay at Outburst

The Heartfelt Shadowplay is a biosensing kissing booth which has been created for the Outburst Arts Festival 2013 at the Black Box, Belfast. Participants are invited into the booth where a small pulse sensor is attached to their ear. It

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Membrane at Platform Arts

Documentation of Membrane: Platform Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 2013.

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Membrane

Video projection, sound, computational & interactive media, video camera, light, laptop, muslin. 2013. INSTALLATION VIEW. Membrane is a body responsive installation that explores affective relations and complicates bodily boundaries. The work is centred around the exposition of something that is ordinarily

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