Dublin, County Dublin
Brought up in a household of DJs, Sean Cooley recalls having to share his APC 40 with his brother, no easy feat when you’re seven (?) years the younger. Having began production on the most basic level; PlayStation’s ‘Music’, Cooley made the customary amelioration through Fruity Loops and Reason before settling on Abelton; a background that now means the software has become nothing less than an extension of his musical mind.This dexterity becomes all the more apparent on tracks like the mesmeric ‘Evening Ever’, which made it into June’s XLR8R top 10 downloads. Even further afield, ‘Sugar’, which showcases CLU’s trademark fusion of emotional vocals, lazy glides and juicy subs, saw love from a certain Mr. Snoop Dogg. But recognition for the Dublin duo doesn’t stop there with support slots for the likes of Bondax and Disclosure that have seen them catapulted to a fitting patch at the forefront of Ireland’s booming electronic scene.
Kevin A. Freeney
Kevin A. Freeney is a Dublin based visual artist. Primarily working with the moving image he has recently exhibited in The Lab, Basic Space, D Light, Block T, The Science Gallery and Electric Picnic. For his thesis he writes how there is no final resting place for a piece of art, that the 'object' must reach a different screen, platform, promotion... another creation or documentation. Dealing with these ideas of promotion he of course takes on the topic of self promotion, although he does not discuss this in his work, but only through other mediums, like this piece of text, proving that the art piece has already manifested itself a form different to that of the 'art exhibition'. For dealing with issues of trust in the translation of language, or art objects into text, Kevin examines the common ground of words and phrases used in self promotion (ex. my, I, mine, me, myself etc.) This common ground is a belief in the understanding of the Other's projection of themselves onto you; the reader.
'By seeing oneself through others, one only wishes to do well by them, to better thy enemy. By creating something that challenges the other, one wishes for the betterment of the Other to overcome oneself for a mutual development. We promote ourselves by promoting others. To promote ourselves, one must show flaws; to learn.' - Kevin A. Freeney (2012)