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The David OReilly lecture: Navigating Commercial Art (15*)

Part of LIAF 2017

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A mesmerising storyteller with a gift for open-ended, absurdist narratives David has given talks at over 60 festivals, galleries and institutions worldwide over the last 10 years.

This is a talk about the nature of commercial art, it relates to all forms of commercial art production and is neither technical nor business oriented. OReilly will discuss the particular dangers and frustrations that emerge from it as they pertain to the creative individual, and how this field can be understood and navigated by artists without destroying themselves.

Famous for stripping down 3D graphics to the point of absurdity, the animated films of young Irish-born filmmaker and artist David OReilly have garnered over 80 awards at film festivals worldwide. Having recently stormed the world of game development and interactive art, OReilly’s work awes in its defiance of traditional forms and aesthetic conventions.



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