Ireland’s Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021



Our lives are becoming increasingly entangled with data technologies.

The Irish Pavilion from the Venice Architecture Biennale brings the physicality of data infrastructure to the forefront with Entanglement, an exhibit addressing the environmental, cultural and human impact of data. The Pavilion aims to reframe the way we understand data production while exploring its impact on everyday life.

ANNEX is a collaboration of artists, architects, and urban researchers who came together to curate the Irish Pavilion in Venice in 2021. Members include Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster and Fiona McDermott.

SuperProjects + ANNEX Workshops

Superprojects is pleased to be invited by the arts and architecture collective Annex to create a series of workshops taking place as part of the exhibition of their audio-visual and sculptural installation ‘Entanglement’.

Responding to the themes in the artwork, Superprojects has created a programme of workshops for people aged 12 - 18 and their parents called ‘Stuff You can Kick’. Led by four artists and one arts collective – Paul O’Neill, Jessica Foley, Katie White and Lucida Collective, this series of four workshops will look at digital data as material, or ‘stuff’, and how it physically impacts ourselves and our environment.

Workshop 1:

Jessica Foley – Cloud Illusions: Sonnets for Sustainability

Wednesday 13th July at 11am

Artist Jessica Foley will guide young people and their parents to create constraint-based writing outcomes such as Sonnets, songs and other lyric forms. ‘Cloud Illusions’ will explore the theme of a ‘cloud-based lifestyle’ proposed by the ANNEX exhibition ‘Entanglement’, which looks at the physical embodiment of data and its environmental impact on our landscape. Through Foley’s Engineering Fictions process, the workshop will consider how our use of ‘networked information gathering devices’ shape our sense of ourselves and our environment. The writing results will be included in a zine publication at the end of the programme.

Age group: 12 – 18 and parents.

Location: Entanglement Exhibition, Fairgreen Basement Gallery

Workshop 2:

Katie Whyte - Data Moshing/Glitch Art

Saturday 16th July at 3pm

Discover Data Moshing and Glitch Art with Artist Katie Whyte.

Katie Whyte is an artist who uses data insertion to create glitches in digital photography and video (Glitch Art or Data Moshing). Gathering the images and texts created in the previous two workshops (Cloud Illusions with Jessica Foley), Katie will guide a group of participants through the process of how to glitch images and footage. Participants should bring their own laptops if possible.

Age group: 12 – 18 and parents.

Location: Entanglement Exhibition, Fairgreen Basement Gallery

Workshop 3:

Paul O'Neill - Tour of Internet data infrastructure in Galway

Wednesday 20th July at 2pm

Artist Paul O’Neill will take participants on an exploration of our data as it flows through different hidden infrastructures that surround us.

On this workshop/psycho-geographical tour, participants will explore Galway city, gathering a series of photographs on their smartphones, which will be used to contribute to later workshops and the final ‘zine project. Age group: 16 - 18 (under 16s with parental consent).

Workshop 4:

Lucida Collective - ‘zine making workshop

Thursday 21st July at 2pm

Join the Lucida Collective for a ‘zine making workshop about ‘Stuff You Can Tear’.

In this workshop, Lucida Collective will guide participants to materialise the digital ‘stuff’ created in the previous three workshops - images, text/writing in word documents and glitched images, through printing, drawing and handwriting. This will result in a home-made collaborative ‘zine publication documenting the whole process of the ‘Stuff you can Kick’ programme. Age group: 12 – 18 (can be participants of previous workshops and/or new participants).

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About Superprojects

Superprojects is an initiative for young audiences that generates possibilities for creative encounters with contemporary art and artists. Superprojects’ work includes school-based workshop and artist-residency programmes, PerCent for Art commissions, festival events and child-centred exhibition programmes that open up the richness of national and international contemporary art practice to child participants; whilst actively fostering their development as meaning-makers and artists. Superprojects works in partnership with local authority arts offices, art institutions, individual practitioners and festivals, is based in Ireland and is proudly funded by The Arts Council Ireland.

Rayne Booth is the Curator and Director of Superprojects. Giulia Berto is Marketing Assistant.

IAF Summer School 2022

EVENT 1: Workshop and Walking Tour (Galway and Connemara)

Tuesday 12 July, 14:00-18:00
Location: Meet at Entanglement exhibition, Fairgreen Gallery, Fairgreen Road, Galway. The workshop location is the Marconi Wireless Station, Connemara. A complimentary bus is included. The IAF Summer School at Entanglement is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Led by Frank Monahan (AATE) and Michael Gibbons (Field Archaeologist), as part of IAF Summer School 2022

14:00 – Bus departs Fairgreen Gallery, Galway
15:15 – Arrive at the Marconi Wireless Station, Clifden, Connemara
15:15-16:30 – On-site workshop
16:30 – Short stop in Clifden
18:00 – Arrive back at Fairgreen Gallery, Galway

This interactive workshop will take place at the Marconi Wireless Station, a historic site at Derrygimlagh near Clifden in Connemara, the location of the first commercial transatlantic wireless transmission (1907) and landing place of the first non-stop transatlantic flight (1919). Leading Irish field archaeologist Micheal Gibbons will lead an insightful walking tour. In parallel, site-specific creative challenges will be facilitated by cultural producer and arts educator Frank Monahan.

FREE, open to all.

N.B. Please bring all-weather gear and snack/water. This workshop involves a looped walk of approx. 5km (45 minutes).

Book HERE for the Workshop on 12 July.

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EVENT 2: Entanglement Exhibition Tour (Galway City)

Tuesday 12 July, 11:00-12:00
Location: Entanglement Exhibition, Fairgreen Gallery, Fairgreen Road, Galway

Led by Donal Lally (ANNEX), as part of IAF Summer School 2022

Entanglement, the Irish Pavilion from the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, is currently on show at the Fairgreen Gallery as part of Galway International Arts Festival. The exhibit explores the materiality of data and the interwoven human, environmental, and cultural impacts of information and communication technologies. Architect and ANNEX curatorial team member Donal Lally will lead a discursive exhibition tour of Entanglement at the exhibition venue. The IAF Summer School at Entanglement is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

FREE, open to all.
Book HERE for the Exhibition Tour on 12 July.

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aemi & ANNEX present: Framing Entanglement

Curated by aemi to reflect upon and interact with the varied themes that arise in ‘Entanglement’, the exhibition realised for the Irish pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2021, this programme of films on data infrastructure and its relationship to landscape, features work by Irish and international artists Larry Achiampong, Caroline Doolin, Edy Fung, Fiona Marron, Dalibor Martinis and Frank Sweeney. Adopting a range of different registers, this programme looks to reveal the ordinarily concealed labour involved in maintaining information and communication technologies in order to explore the human, environmental and cultural cost of sustaining the – often broken, often corrupt and sometimes rogue – systems that have become part of our natural order.

Film information
Fiona Marron, Latency, 2015, 8 minutes
Dalibor Martinis, Nth Cinematic Nail Factory, 1999/2021-, 7 minutes
Frank Sweeney, People enjoy my company, 2021, 18 minutes
Edy Fung, A Conversation, 2016, 10 minutes
Caroline Doolin, Fault Bound Bodies, 2017, 18 minutes
Larry Achiampong, Relic 1, 2017, 14 minutes
Total Running Time: 75 minutes

The FREE screening at Pálás Cinema in Galway on July 11th will be followed by a panel discussion between aemi co-directors and film artists Edy Fung, Fiona Marron and Frank Sweeney.

Learn more & book:

  • Please contact the Box Office for accessible seating reservations upon booking tickets.