As 2019 gets into its stride we talk to a collection of creatives about their highlights, hopes and heroes.
“Irish film is booming.” – Kev Freeney, co-founder and creative director at Algorithm
Your creative highlight of 2018?
It was our biggest and most creatively fulfilling event to date.
We got to design and build a series of light installations, a 1000m2 3D animated projection mapped mural, a 12m long LED tunnel and produce a holographic show for a digital avatar.
Your personal creative goal for 2019?
My personal goal is to continue to merge the creative tech that one finds at events with traditional film making in order to make new immersive experiences. Irish film is booming and there’s so many artists out there doing events and installations. I see a path Algorithm can walk that links the two.
You get to redesign or reimagine Dublin in 1 way, what would you do?
A new cultural hub in the heart of the docklands in D1 would be amazing. One that takes inspiration from venues and cultural hubs throughout Europe. One that isn’t just for the ravers or the DJs, but one that is made from grass root beginnings and is born from the community.
With so many new commercial buildings being made in D1, it’s important for us to remember that there is also a community living there with such a rich history. This isn’t exactly a new idea, but one that’s definitely overdue. Way too many venues and art spaces have been shut down in the last 10 years with no alternatives being suggested. It’s time we explore different types of venues and licenses in order to expand our options for culture, tourism, art and entertainment.
How would you describe the Dublin of your dreams, in 18 words or less?
The door is always open so stay as long as you want.
Three of your local creative heroes, people who people need to know about.
Frank Sweeney – DJ, Musician, Artist and Social Activist. Member of DDR & Repealer. Everyone has a soft spot for Frank. Keep an eye out for his upcoming film projects.
Mary Nally – Drop Everything and beyond. Always working behind the scenes, Mary is a hero for championing Irish Artists and putting creatives first.
Words: Richard Seabrooke