Leon McCarthy

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Léon McCarthy received an MPhil in Music & Media Technologies from Trinity College. His undergraduate degree, from UCD, is in Architecture. Prior to this, he received a diploma in Pianoforte from the London College of Music.

Léon’s artistic practise includes audiovisual performance, multimedia design, video-art installations and event design. Commercially, he has worked as a director, editor, motion-graphics artist and event designer. He was a co-founder of MercuryBoy Productions, creating online video content and commercial productions. MercuryBoy produced Ireland’s first video podcast episodes entitled The Bubble for the Irish Times. Léon was also one half of the now defunct live electro duo known as Les Bien.

Here at DMARC, Léon lectures in digital video art, with modules covering graphic-design, animation, video production, motion-graphics, interface design and algorithmic audiovisual composition. Currently, Léon is studying towards a research through practise PhD in live audiovisual narrative.

Publications
Leonardo Electronic Almanac – Gathering Audience Feedback On An Audiovisual Performance
Journal of Professional Communication – Social commentary through the transdisciplinary practice of audio-visual performance