Heaney is presenting two new interactive Instagram Stories animations for Holden Gallery, Manchester’s Interruptions series of events.

Heaney’s new artwork, entitled ‘Agency is the Ability to Act’, explores the concept of human and machine agency within social media apps. The title comes from Karen Barad’s theory of agential reality. This is Heaney’s second artwork critically using Instagram Stories as her medium, the first being touch is response-ability which was commissioned by Hervisions at LUX during the first lockdown 2020.

More information about the online performances can be found on the Holden Gallery website here.

The Holden Gallery is situated at the centre of Manchester School of Art, and housed in the original building which was built in 1880.  The Holden Gallery has a fully curated exhibitions programme that focuses exclusively on recent developments in international contemporary visual art, exploring thematic ideas through the work of key established and mid-career artists.

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