Since 1995 the core research behind my work is always time based with a strong connection to site and audience. It also involves a disciplined approach to the methodology of collecting data related to the particular project that I am working on.


I am interested in exploring ‘the cracks’ between various media such as sculpture, performance art, expanded theatre, sound art, music and dance. My current art practice has been shaped by considerable experiences of working as a community artist, undertaking numerous temporary site specific public art projects, and embracing artistic collaboration where appropriate. My practice involves the exploration of a variety of collaborative approaches to create platforms for partnership in the commissioning of public art projects. In 1995-2001 I established the experimental performance art group STEM with fellow artist Amanda Dunsmore and sound engineer Richard Creasey.


Another important development in my practice has been the exploration of art and science collaborations with software designer Mikael Fernstrom the Softday art/science collaboration 1999-


Over the last seven years I have been working on a number of sound based projects with experimental choirs and singers, including ‘Duet for two soprano voices and Helicopters’ in Iceland 2006. ‘100 PACES’ in 2007 with a platoon of soldiers from the Irish Defence Forces for The National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks, Dublin. ‘THE STEPS’ in 2008/9 with an aerobic class at the University of Limerick Sports Arena. Through these projects I have been exploring new territory in sound composition and presentation.


I am currently a Director of the National Sculpture Factory in Cork, and Wired FM in Limerick. I am also currently a member of Visual Artists Ireland (VAI), Irish Visual artists Rights Organisation (IVARO), the Irish Musicians Rights Organisation (IMRO), the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin (CMC),and AXIS artists database.



 

Artist Statement and Working Methodology