I am a multimedia designer and moving image artist working in theatre, opera, dance, installations and live performance.
My multi-disciplinary practice has included digital video works, audio-visual installations, visual and sound design for theatre and contemporary opera and sonic design and composition. My work displays my ongoing obsession with layering and collaging multiple images within a single frame. These images (both still and moving image) are both self-generated and found archival material.
Recent works include a suite of video projections for the contemporary opera air india [redacted] (which premiered in Vancouver, Nov. 2015) and the large scale audio-visual installation Palimpsest (Sept. 2014) which was commissioned for the National City of Culture.
I hold a BA in Fine Art from LSAD and an MA in Music Technology from the University of Limerick. I recently completed a PhD by Practice in New Media Art, also in the University of Limerick.
My work adapts the methodology of spatial montage, in which many different image materials (photographic, filmic and painting) share a single pictorial space. The results are densely layered, durational works that operate between modernist collage and cinematic realism.
Central to this methodology is the creation of fractured surfaces where the ‘sutures’ between multiple images (and the different temporalities they represent) are left visible. My works explore a visuality where simultaneity rather than sequentiality is foregrounded – where the relationships between the multi-layered imagery become as important as the imagery itself. The works engage a non-linear temporality, eschewing a causal narrative of ‘before’ and ‘after’ in favour of multiple moments superimposed and co-existing in the present.