Kira O'Reilly: "We Keep Our Biologies Intimate"

Kira O'Reilly: "We Keep Our Biologies Intimate"

West Hall, Room 211

November 3, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Artist Kira O’Reilly will speak about her performance works that straddle live art, endurance and science. She will discuss various works evolving out of her residency with artsci center SymbioticA of the University of Western Australia, interspecies projects such as  “falling asleep with a pig,” and “Untitled Techné” that hinges between the laboratory and the gallery.

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.

Sponsored by Rensselaer's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, iEAR Presents, and New York State Council on the Arts. 

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