Ronnie Danaher’s first solo exhibition iConfess asks what sinning looks like in a world devoted to data. Blocking cookies? That’s a sin. Hiding your location? That’s a sin. Deleting all social media and going off the grid? That’s a mortal sin.
The video featured in the exhibition has been made through participatory workshops with young people at University of Leeds’ Saturday Art Club and Leeds Art Gallery’s Youth Collective. The gallery will echo the environment of a sacred space, but one devoted to a proposed religion which worships the spread of digital data, called ‘Dataism’. Drawing on a Catholic upbringing, this project situates the British relationship with data within the Catholic traditions of faith, sin, confession and absolution.
Made possible with funding from Arts Council England and Leeds Inspired.