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Artist of the Month July 2019 – Robin Price

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 11am

Prince Street air quality monitoring site, Port Talbot, Wales - PM2.5 30 - 40 micrograms per cubic meter (From the series ‘Air of Anthropoce Image: Prince Street air quality monitoring site, Port Talbot, Wales - PM2.5 30 - 40 micrograms per cubic meter (From the series ‘Air of Anthropoce

Robin Price’s artistic practice spans the areas of electronic music, visuals, audience interactivity and creative technology. His creative practice began in nightclubs and electronic music while studying theoretical physics, but he went on to complete a PhD in Composition and Creative Practice at Queens University.

Robin’s work often centres on technological interventions, altering everyday devices so that they can be used to challenge the audiences’ notion of how the devices should function, and examining the possibilities of old and new technologies. ‘Prince Street air quality monitoring site, Port Talbot, Wales - PM2.5 30 - 40 micrograms per cubic meter’ is part of a series of works entitled ‘Air of Anthropocene’, produced in collaboration with environmental scientist Dr Francis Pope. The works visualise the amount of hazardous fine particulate matter present in the air, each image created using long exposure photography in conjunction with a custom built digital light painter and particulate sensor. As the light painter’s sensor detects more pollution it draws a greater number of light particles into the photograph. The project has investigated and mapped the effects of air pollutions in countries such as the India, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda and the UK.

Further information about Robin Price’s work can be found at www.robinprice.net

More objects from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s collection can be viewed online at www.artscouncil-ni.org/artwork/imu

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