Monthly Archives: April 2013

D.U.S.T presents Static Cling: A Dialogue Inspired by the Work of John Ryan

Static Cling: A dialogue inspired by the work of John Ryan

Do philosophy and art need each other? In what sense might we say that they cling together? In this dialogue we hear from artist John Ryan on his personal relationship to the mixture of philosophy and art. Ryan will discuss in what ways it has helped or hindered his practice. We will also hear responses from philosopher Michael O’ Rourke and visual arts lecturer Sinead Hogan.

The debate will then be opened up to the floor.

Static Cling


3.00: Opening remarks from moderator Fintan Neylan
3.15: Remarks from John Ryan
3.30: First Response from Michael O’ Rourke
3.45: Second Response from Sinead Hogan
4.00-5.00: Questions from the floor

Location: Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery+Studios


Critical Bastards

Issue #9 of Critical Bastards magazine edited by Suzanne Walsh features two reflections from Hugh McCabe and Michelle Doyle on D.U.S.T’s Weaponising Speculation conference:

Weaponising Speculation Exhibition Photos

A gallery of photos taken  by Tadhg Nathan ( at the Weaponising Speculation Exhibition–which took place at Block T from March 2-7–  is now available on his website here: