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Brian Dillon (The Line) and photographer Mark McGuinness announce collaborative exhibition

Brian Dillon (The Line) and photographer Mark McGuinness announce collaborative exhibition


Following the release of the his solo debut album as The Line, Meltybrains? musician, sound artist and sound artist Brian Dillon.

The White Blood Cells exhibition takes place at The Horse Gallery, Dorset Street, Dublin 1 and it features a series of immersive soundscapes by Dillion paired with photographs from Mark McGuinness, who provided the Red Blood Cells & Righteousness album’s accompanying photos and artwork.

The audio-visual work explores the role and effect of supply chains in today’s global world.

The exhibition opens on Thursday January 25th and runs until Monday January 29th and a live performance will take place on the opening night by a music group made up of migrants and asylum seekers.

They will perform a short set of songs from their home countries, 6pm, Thursday 25th January 2024. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

More about the exhibition:

Utilising audio clips and samples, the six movements bring the listener on a sonic journey through the global supply chain. The central theme of the work is the West’s reliance on global supply chains and the negative impact they can have on people in economically disadvantaged countries.

One of the key topics highlighted by the audio work is immigration and refuge. In 2024 global migration is taking place on a level never seen before. The work explores the West’s reluctance to give shelter to people who have been driven from their homes due to economic factors which are heavily influenced by western consumer demands. If Dillon’s soundscapes pose questions for the future of society, industry, and migration, McGuinness’ images act as accompanying notes on our present. The images are all taken from the ongoing project, I Hope I’m Wrong, which documents the impact human activity is having on the environment. All of the images are taken in locations in Ireland which are predicted to be heavily impacted by sea level rise within the next decade.

See Also

The Line LP features collaborations with God Knows + MuRli, Loah and Fehdah, Sorcha Richardson, Dan Fox (Gilla Band), Caoi de Barra (Wyvern Lingo), Lullahush, Eoin French (Talos) and Meltybrains? members Micheal Quinn and Ben Bix.

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