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.

This installation was supported by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

This project was funded by the Arts Council

ISSSD’s exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019 was funded by Culture Ireland and supported by the Arts Council

Design & Destroy Featured Designers

PQ2019 Exhibition of Countries & Regions

Dates: 6 – 16 June 2019
Times: 10am-8pm
Venue: Right Wing, IP/ Krizik B

Dublin Theatre Festival 2019

Dates & Times: 28 Sept, 5 Oct & 12 Oct, 11.30am-7pm
Venue: Project Arts Centre

Belfast International Arts Festival 2019

Dates: 31 October –  2 November 2019
Times: 5.30pm – 7.30pm (Thurs & Fri) | 12.30pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 7.30pm (Sat) 
Venue: Lyric Theatre

ISSSD is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

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