Dominique Crowley grew up in Galway in the West of Ireland. After a career in Medicine she decided to study Fine Art , first in the Royal Drawing School in London and then in Canada. After completing a BFA (Hons) in OCADU ( Ontario College of Art and Design University) in Toronto, she returned with her family to settle in Dublin. She has recently completed an MFA in Art in the Contemporary World in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). Combining study of contemporary culture and a painting practice, Dominique has pursued her interest in the environment. Aspects of how contemporary culture have been influenced by digital mediation and in particular by the mode of the visual is the subject of her MFA Major Practice Project. Telemorphosis, Second Nature considers a cultural turn driven by information technologies.
Drawing on Les Immatériaux, the 1985 exhibition curated by Jean-François Lyotard which proposed art as a medium of philosophy, Telemorphosis considers not only how technology has changed society but also how its relationship with humans has become so intimate as to change the way we perceive and are perceived in the world. In addition to crossing precincts between science, philosophy and linguistics, Lyotard proposed the exhibition as a means to transgress the boundaries of the written word, resisting synthesis and approaching the event of thinking. Telemorphosis, Second Nature, in 2020, is at that future point predicted in Les Immateriaux in 1985. No longer science fiction, It is an expression of this modern experience which resists both consciousness and language.
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