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Artsadmin Weekenders: Kira O’Reilly

My workshops are a sharing of my practice, which is in continual development. Within this weekend I aim to establish collaborative and shared experimental processes by which we open up our sensory body and develop and find other experiential and material bodies.

Often my processes are responsive, to a site, a moment, the heartbeat or crux of a situation. We will explore how to sensitize our own responsiveness and consider how to develop it in a number of ways, allowing environment, architectures, materials and textures to extend possibilities of our making and how that relates to an audience or viewer.

I will emphasize body-conditioning and awareness, particularly teaching a Tibetan yoga practice called sKu-mNyé as a means to open the sensory body within the cityscape, its textures and its movements.

Kira O’Reilly is a UK-based artist; her practice, both wilfully interdisplinary and entirely undisciplined, stems from a visual art background; it employs performance, biotechnical practices and writing with which to consider speculative reconfigurations of The Body. Since 1998 her performance works have been exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe, Australia, China and Mexico. Currently she is an AHRC-funded creative fellow at the Department of Drama, Queen Mary University of London.


Date and time

11–12 December 2010

Please note
This is now a past event.


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London, E1 6AB
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