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Augmented Body, Altered Mind at Townhall Arts Centre Cavan, 4 - 8 June, 2024

Critically acclaimed artist AlanJames Burns with DCU and Creative Ireland presents an exciting interactive art experience in Cavan this June: ‘Augmented Body, Altered Mind’, as well as marking the national launch of Divergently Together

Artist AlanJames Burns will be exhibiting immersive artwork ‘Augmented Body Altered Mind’ in Townhall Arts Centre, Cavan from 4th June – 8th June. Co-created by the public, this immersive artwork explores the intersections of the climate crisis, individual agency, and variations in the human brain and cognition. This exhibition will ignite the launch of the artist’s and DCU’s latest project, Divergently Together, which leverages STEM technologies to empower disabled and neurodivergent communities in climate action.

This event at Cavan Townhall is funded by Creative Ireland under the Creative Climate Action Strand 2: Ignite, 2023-2025 and Arts Council of Ireland Touring Award 2022. The project was first commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival 2022 following the earlier development of a prototype Open Mind, Closed System for Carlow Arts Festival 2021. The work was developed further for The Earth Vision London 2022. The project has been funded and supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Arts and Disability Ireland, Arts Council England and Insight Centre for Data Analytics DCU.

The artwork has been co-created by AlanJames Burns (lead artist), Carys D. Coburn and Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan (writing), Michael Riordan (composition), and collective Ibragim (digital visuals).

Divergently Together is a recipient of the Creative Climate Action fund, an initiative from the Creative Ireland Programme. It is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in collaboration with the Department of the Taoiseach and awarded to Dublin City University in collaboration with the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.

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Augmented Body, Altered Mind has accessibility built into its design and the project team is committed to making the event as accessible as possible.

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