Ormston House is pleased to host a conversation between Linda O’Keeffe and Sean Taylor on Thursday 9 June at 6.30pm.
Linda O’Keeffe’s newly commissioned work My Voice Is Still Lost was added to the evolving Murder Machine project in May. This project is curated by Christine Eyene in collaboration with Ormston House and in partnership with EVA International and Making Histories Visible.
My Voice is Still Lost explores two different pieces of text relating to Ireland’s transition from a colonised space to a free state and the impact this had on Irish society and Irish women. The texts are The Murder Machine (1916) by Pádraig Pearse and the Irish Declaration of Independence (1919).
About Linda O’Keeffe
Linda O’Keeffe is a sound artist based in Lancaster, England and lectures in sound art at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University.
O’Keeffe has had works performed and exhibited in Asia, the USA, Canada and Europe. Her work is predominantly sound based with a focus on installation and performance as well as soundscape studies. She has created works for radio, dance and public installation projects. In 2010 she released an album with Farpoint recordings, Metamorphosis and Praxis and a collaborative album with Artificial Memory Trace in 2012. Her written publications include ‘Memories of sound: socioeconomic, community and cultural soundscapes of Smithfield, Dublin from the 1950s (2016) in the 2nd edition of The Auditory Culture Reader, and ‘Reclaiming Public Space: Sound and Mobile Media Use by Teenagers’, published in the International Journal of Communication (2015).
In 2015 she was a recipient of the Information Knowledge Exchange Award for the development of her organisation Women in Sound Women on Sound (Wiswos).
About Sean Taylor
An artist and scholar practicing since the 1980s, Sean Taylor is currently Programme Joint-Leader MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment (MA SPACE) and Year 4 Lecturer on the undergraduate BA Sculpture & Combined Media programme, at Limerick School of Art & Design. In 2013 he completed a Deep Listening Certificate Programme, with composer Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, New York, USA. He is currently completing a PhD at Limerick Institute of Technology, School of Art & Design.
In 1999, Taylor established the Art & Science collaboration Softday with software engineer Mikael Fernstrom. He continues to develop large-scale public art projects with Softday. His recent projects include Nice Screams: A Citizen’s Anthem, in collaboration with Deirdre Power for EVA International 2016: Still (the) Barbarians, curated by Koyo Kouoh.
Linda O’Keeffe in conversation with Sean Taylor
Thursday 9 June, 6.30pm.
9-10 Patrick Street
The Murder Machine exhibition continues to 17 July 2016.