Dr Aisling O'Beirn

Associate Lecturer

School/Department
Belfast School of Art
Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute
Campus
Belfast campus
Telephone
+44 28 9536 7282
Email
a.obeirn@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room BB-03-005
Belfast
BT15 1ED

Dr Aisling O'Beirn is an Associate Lecturer in fine art sculpture. Her current sculptural work is concerned with exploring space as a physical structure and a political entity by making and animating forms relating to observed and theoretical structures being studied by contemporary astronomers and physicists. It is an extension of previous work on the politics of place, but still rooted in uncovering tensions between disparate forms of official and unofficial information.

Previous projects have investigated ideas around entropy, order, disorder and balance and how laypersons try to understand scientific and mathematical ideas. Recent work has been facilitated by Armagh Observatory and Dunsink Observatory.

O’ Beirn has exhibited nationally and internationally. She was included in Northern Ireland’s first participation in the 51st Venice Biennale. Her work manifests variously as sculpture, installation, animation and site-specific projects.

O’ Beirn (in collaboration with Dr. Martin Krenn) is also working on a three year (2016 / 2019) collaborative research project as part of TRACES (Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritage with the Arts), funded by Horizon 2020

Her work can be seen on www.aislingobeirn.com

She welcomes practice based research projects, which explore theses issues.

'The Big Bang' Presentation for Centrifugal seminar. / O'Beirn, Aisling.

Unknown Host Publication. Innsbruke : Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, 2012.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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'Quantum Questions for Dummies'.. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2011. Event: 'Quantum Questions for Dummies', DadaPost / Berlin.

Research output: ResearchExhibition

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SOME THINGS ABOUT ARMAGH (OR SO IM TOLD) Pub Quiz, Station Bar, Armagh City, Aug 2008.. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2008. Event: SOME THINGS ABOUT ARMAGH (OR SO IM TOLD) Pub Quiz, Station Bar Armagh.

Research output: ResearchExhibition

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Líon na Bearnaí ' / ' Fill the Gaps' in Tears in Rain/Dheora san Fhearthainn, curated by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir,. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2011. Belfast : . Event: Tears in Rain/Dheora san Fhearthainn Collective Histories of Norther Irish Art, Golden Thread Gallery / Belfast.

Research output: ResearchArtefact

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Spike in the Data.. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2012. Event: Spike in the Data, Third Space Gallery / Belfast.

Research output: ResearchExhibition

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Sputnik.. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2008. Belfast : . Event: ‘A Shout in the Street, Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art’, Golden Thread Gallery / Belfast.

Research output: ResearchArtefact

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‘Or So I’m Told’ (posters).. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2007. Event: INFLUXUS / INFLUXUS, Dada Post, Berlin.

Research output: ResearchExhibition

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Found on Fountain St.. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2009. Event: PLACE's Garden, PLACE Belfast and on Metro Buses, Belfast.

Research output: ResearchExhibition

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Some Swansea Sites.. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2009. Event: Lows International, 2009 Art Across the City, Technium Square, SA1, Swansea Amphitheatre, The LC Car Park, Oystermouth Road and Swansea Evening Hearld and Post / Swansea.

Research output: ResearchExhibition

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Some Things About Dublin (Or So I'm Told) Dublin nicknames.. O'Beirn, Aisling (Author). 2008. Event: Art is Good for You, a blue tooth project around Dublin's Thomas St, Thomas Street Dublin.

Research output: ResearchExhibition

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