photographs by Simon Mills Monument to invisible labours and our ancestors the rocks. 2015. Perspex box, soil, earthworms, speakers, votive candles, LED light, photon microprocessor.
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
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
“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
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
Documentation of …like a ball of wool. Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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