Visiting artist: Kira O’Reilly

Published: 21 October 2015 at 14:00

Work by Kira O

Part of the Fine Art Research Unit lecture series

Wednesday 4 November, 2.00pm
LAB 222

Kira O’Reilly is a London based artist. Her practice, both wilfully 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. But she is no longer sure if she even does that anymore.

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. Recent new works have seen her practice develop across several contexts from art, science and technology to performance, live art and movement work.

She has made movement works that she doesn’t like to call dances and has been increasingly informed by combat sports and martial arts as mode of investigating movement and embodied thinking, leading to running workshops that use grappling practices along side writing.