"From the 24th of September until the 11th of October 2009, the iconic Liberty Hall building in Dublin's city centre will be transformed into a giant 50 metre, low resolution, TV screen. Members of the public are invited to create animations with sound and music, via our website, and broadcast them across the city's skyline.
Powering the display are 100,000 low-energy LED lights, installed into 330 windows on the south and west faces of the building. These lights can illuminate each window as a solid colour turning it into a tiny pixel that's part of a giant display.
Playhouse Daft.ie were approached with the Playhouse idea late last year. They loved the idea and jumped on board as main sponsor and agreed to fund the project. The team was then pulled together through connections made at the Trinity Science Gallery. For nearly a year, the team have been busy creating some amazing technology and are looking forward to showcasing it to the public on the 24th of September.
Originally inspired by the Blinkenlights installation in Berlin, Playhouse raises the technological bar with the ability to produce colour animations along with sound and music (broadcast over FM radio within the vicinity of the building)."
(Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival)
"Platform Ireland showcases leading Irish arts and cultural content to audiences worldwide. It is an online venue which features all audiovisual arts content across Ireland from touring arts online to the writers backroom.
It also acts as an arts archive and features the latest arts news where new content can be presented and promoted with a forum for critical debate. Platform Ireland aims to bring Irish arts to a greater audience in order to engage and highlight the work that is taking place all throughout the country."
Fig.1 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2009