Fine Art Media, National College of Art and Design
New Generation Gallery
The exploration of glitch art and the question of who gets to see in high resolution are central themes in my practice. My distortion & corruption of videos in order to create impressions, plays into these themes. How I encounter the world as a visually impaired artist, is a distortion in a sense. I make up an image of what’s in front of me based on impression. I play with the idea of having the viewer do the same when encountering my work. Via a Kinect sensor, the video & audio material of the installation changes as a viewer moves through the space. This immersive experience allows them to view the piece more clearly, physically & contextually. The digital deconstruction of the videos contrasts with their subject matter - my dad's construction of a wooden boat. My interest in the traditional skills & craft of woodworking, which have been passed down through generations of my family, is evident in the subject matter, as well as in the large curved wooden sculptures I constructed.
More info about Orla Comerford at https://ncad.works/graduates/orla-comerford