Residency by Kira O’Reilly | July 9th to 30th 2013

“Thinking through the body” is a production and research residency by Kira O’Reilly (UK).

My work stems from a visual art background and whilst it has it’s own disciplinary rigor it is also playfully undisciplined, allowing an entirely curious interdisciplinarity. Often my processes are responsive, to a situation, a site, a moment, the heartbeat or crux of a situation. We will explore and prepare to sensitize our own responsiveness and we will consider how to develop it in a number of ways, allowing environment, architectures, materials and textures to combine in a blurring of boundaries to extend possibilities of our making and also how that relates to an audience or viewer.

Kira O’Reilly (UK)

Kira O’Reilly is a UK based artist. Her practice, both willfully interdisciplinary and entirely undisciplined, stems from a visual art background; it employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing with which to consider speculative reconfigurations around The Body.
Since graduating from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 1998 her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China and Mexico. She has presented at conferences and symposia on both live art and science, art and technology interfaces. She has been a visiting lecturer in the UK and Australia and U.S.A in visual art, drama and dance. Most recent new works have seen her practice develop across several contexts from art, science and technology to performance, live art and movement work.

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