fbpx Biennale Architettura 2021 | Ireland
La Biennale di Venezia

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  • TUE - SUN 
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 am - 7 pm

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 am - 6 pm
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Culture Ireland
Curators/Exhibitors: Annex (Sven Anderson / Alan Butler / David Capener / Donal Lally / Clare Lyster / Fiona McDermott)

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The digital is material. In 2016, IBM announced that 90% of the world’s data had been produced in the prior two years. This recent and rapid exponential growth in the global data now reveals itself locally across the Irish landscapes as a vast constellation of data centres, fibre optic cable networks, and energy infrastructures. Foregrounding the materiality of our digital age, the Irish pavilion presents a structure that performs a collapse of the local and planetary scale data infrastructure networks into the most primitive of socialising technologies – the bonfire – to draw attention to and reframe how we comprehend the data infrastructure already around us.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
The Irish Pavilion — Entanglement — is part pagan festival, part data infrastructure, part signal; it connects bodies, thermal flow, matter, and space, to upturn the utopian fantasy that is the Cloud.


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
The Pavilion uses artefacts of data infrastructure to produce a spatial experience from the material objects that usually only mediate digital worlds.

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