I had the privilege of being able to catch Little Cloud Media‘s Multimedia Exhibition, Dubliners, which is centered around James Joyce’s work of the same name. It runs until 7pm tonight in the National Library in Kildare Street and if you have the chance to pop in after work, what you’ll find is pretty awesome.
There’s an interactive map showing you exactly where Joyce’s character were in Dublin, which is really kinda cool and brings home just how local this all is.
‘Eveline’ has been given the stop motion animation treatment but not just in the regular way. A tall rectangle stands in the exhibition space, with a monitor on each side. What we see here is the story of ‘Eveline’ from four sides, front, back, left and right. Really cool idea.
‘Two Gallants’ uses old black and white photographs and lets birds fly across the sky and old trams travel along the streets of Dublin. These are interspersed with real life footage given the olde time effect.
‘The Dead’ is divided into four different interactive chapters and features interviews about Joyce’s life and works with some key people. A little kick for me here was seeing tenor Sean Kennedy (who I went to college with and has an amazing voice), sing ‘The Lass of Aughrim’
Little Cloud Media are four students from the MSc in Multimedia in DCU, Steven Battle, Joey Kavanagh, Paul Power and Rebecca Saunders and Having just finished the BSc in the same discipline, I was really impressed with their work. Informative, entertaining and it has that little bit of special fairy dust that a lot of projects like this are let down by.
Seeing as Joyce’s work is now out of copyright, this was an awesome way to use and explore some of his work. Fair play, good job, shame it closes at 7pm this evening.
Here’s a preview of Two Gallants