TECHNOLOGY

John Halpin's artwork Joanna is on display at Bishopstown Library.

The citizens of Cork in 1920 would not have dreamed about the many technologies that are part of our everyday lives today. Artists have long used new technologies to challenge, deceive and entertain the viewer. John Halpin’s artwork Joanna, appears at first glance to be a photographic portrait but is in fact a 3D rendering. The artist used cutting edge technology to scan his friend Joanna in a 3D scanning lab and then integrated her into an imaginative miniature environment.

The desire of artists to utilise technologies to create and experiment is revealed to us by Professor Fiona Kearney. From historical examples to the work of John Halpin, we see how artists use photography to document and create worlds. 

100 Years of Change is funded through Cork City Council's Lord Mayor Commemoration Fund