Design & Destroy: An exploration of Irish design through the medium of virtual reality
Presented in Virtual Reality, this exhibition of Irish stage design is curated by Jo Mangan, Artistic Director of Carlow Arts Festival and The Performance Corporation. We meet designers and their work within a Virtual Reality world – in their studios, on stage, in 360 visualisations, and during the inevitable destruction of their creations. We experience the reality that stage design exists for short and beautiful periods of time and we bear witness to the difficulty of capturing the essence of live experience.
This exhibition was first presented at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, PQ 2019 in June and subsequently toured to Dublin Theatre Festival, Belfast International Arts Festival and Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture at IT Sligo in September, October and November 2019.
Featured designers are: John Comiskey, Peter Power, Katie Davenport, Sarah Jane Shiels, Ciaran Bagnall, Niall Rea and Catherine Fay.