Siamsa Tíre

He saw the world and was left wanting

David Fagan

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A solo exhibition by Dublin-based artist David Fagan

He saw the world and was left wanting, features a selection of audio-visual pieces produced for Siamsa Tíre. The works, of varying recorded and live-feed formats, explore viewer engagement with both place and time.
 
The works exist internationally and in potential multiplicity through their handling of live web cameras and television broadcasting. Through these systems, visitors are invited to encounter parts of the earth remote to them.
 
Such efforts to intimately experience other locations will be highlighted in the exhibition through mining the gallery’s atmospheric potential. However, despite the aspirations involved in transmitting a moment or object, what watching from afar more often than not reveals is the enormity of our disconnection - both geographical and personal.