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  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Dr Aisling O'Beirn is an Associate Lecturer in fine art sculpture. Her current sculptural work is concerned with exploring space as a physical structure and a political entity by making and animating forms relating to observed and theoretical structures being studied by contemporary astronomers and physicists. It is an extension of previous work on the politics of place, but still rooted in uncovering tensions between disparate forms of official and unofficial information.Previous projects have investigated ideas around entropy, order, disorder and balance and how laypersons try to understand scientific and mathematical ideas. Recent work has been facilitated by Armagh Observatory and Dunsink Observatory.O’ Beirn has exhibited nationally and internationally. She was included in Northern Ireland’s first participation in the 51st Venice Biennale. Her work manifests variously as sculpture, installation, animation and site-specific projects. O’ Beirn (in collaboration with Dr. Martin Krenn) is also working on a three year (2016 / 2019) collaborative research project as part of TRACES (Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritage with the Arts), funded by Horizon 2020Her work can be seen on www.aislingobeirn.comShe welcomes practice based research projects, which explore theses issues.

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Research Output 2006 2019

Dialogical Art and Productive Failure: Interview with Aisling O' Beirn

O'Beirn, A., 1 Feb 2019, Dialogical Interventions : Art in the Social Realm . Krenn, M. (ed.). Angewandte ed. Vienna, Austria, Vol. Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. p. 90 - 97 8 p. (Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Dispersed Presence Transforming Long Kesh/Maze

O'Beirn, A. & Krenn, M., 17 Jan 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Restaging the Object: A Participatory Exploration of Long Kesh/Maze Prison

O'Beirn, A. & Krenn, M., 30 Apr 2019, 1 ed. Berlin. 256 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun and Emanations from Z

O'Beirn, A., 6 Feb 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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'Transforming Long Kesh/Maze' in Contentious Objects/Ashamed Subjects

O'Beirn, A. & Krenn, M., 18 Jan 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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