Gearóid Dolan

Room E14-0140-S
Phone: 617-715-5335


Contact Gearóid with questions regarding:

New and Emerging Media Art production, Documentary Filmmaking, Interactive and Wearable Art making and much more including: Photo, Video, Audio, Projected Media, generative and code based media, physical computing, performance, printing. Analog media production including film photography, darkroom techniques, analog film making and animation. Technical support and training, media facilities, project planning, ACT Gallery, The Cube blackbox theatre, Bartos Theatre [cinema], ACT Sound Studio, ACT Darkroom, ACT Venus Print Lab, ACT Transmedia Lab, ACT Equipment Checkout, ACT Capture Studio.

About Gearóid

Gearóid Dolan (they/them) is an activist artist from Dublin, Ireland, working in the US under the branded name screaMachine. Their ouevre spans the worlds of performance art, film-making, audio, animation and interactive works, which often all combine in large scale street intervention projects with arrays of video projectors. Known especially for their work with protest movements, Dolan has shown at MOMA-PS1, The Kitchen, Franklin Furnace, Moving Image Gallery, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, Superchief Gallery and many more spaces in NYC as well as numerous galleries and festivals around the world. They taught digital media courses for 20 years in Cooper Union and Hunter College and are a five time winner of the New York State Council on the Arts Film, Media and New Technologies Award, along with awards from Media the Foundation, Experimental Television Center, C.A.S.E., Participatory Safety Inc. and the New York City Artist Corps. Dolan is also known for their costume design and presence in the nightclub scene and has won numerous awards for their feature documentary film “The Biggest Obstacle” which examines accessibility in the New York City Transit system for people with disabilities.

Dolan has a degree in sculpture from the National College of Art in Dublin, Ireland and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts (IMA) from Hunter College, NYC. Dolan taught Digital Media courses in Cooper Union NYC for 17 years, followed by Filmmaking and Web Development in Hunter College. Currently, in ACT, Dolan teaches Introduction to Interactive, Participatory, and Generative Art Making in the Fall  semesters and Documentary Film Production in the Spring semesters, along with workshops in projection mapping, motion graphics, audio field recording, darkroom techniques  and a lot more.