This body of work was the manifestation of research conducted as part of my M.A in Social Practice and the Creative Environment. The researched posed questions about agency, autonomy and power through the topic of Surveillance and Public Place while also investigating the potential for artistic actions to be used as frameworks for engagement in Civic Actions.
Further information on the Walking Tour can be found here
A reflective essay on the project and my research can be found here
Limerick City CCTV Map
Galway City CCTV Map
Nida Artist in Residence
Fiona was artist in residence at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania, in September and October 2012. A research based residency that looked at engagement with site and place through action.
At the disused airport, thinking I was alone, I pretended to be an airplane. Half way down the runway a man emerged from the woods. Embarrassed, I turned and ran back.
A line of sandcastles built along the border between Russia and Lithuania.
The construction of the castles lasted three hours.
The border patrol police came and observed the action for a period of time.
Our encounter went undocumented.
A Solo exhibition as part of Pallas Contemporary Projects Summer program, 2011.
Mixed media installation of sculpture and drawing.
Made possible by an Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Award.
An essay accompanying the exhibition was written by artist Kathy Tynan.
Installation of 210 drawings exhibited as part of Matters EV+A 2010, Limerick, curated by Elizabeth Hatz.
Fiona was awarded the EV+A John Hunt Residency Award in association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for 2010.
Every bus ticket from every journey made on Dublin Bus since 2008, reassembled in chronological order.
The piece will continue until I no longer get the bus or this ticketing system is rendered obsolete.
Taking Making Using Loosing Time.
A performative intervention at The Fifth Interformat Symposium on Time. Fiona Invited participants to break with the conventional symposium timetable and go see the sun rise with her at 6am. She stood still and counted aloud continuously for one hour. This action was repeated the following day at sun set.
The action was an embodied investigation into both the passing and measurement of time, acting as a provocation for participants to consider how we quantify and experience time.
How Long is Too Long?
Performative Action in collaboration with Marieke Verbane, Schipol Airport Meeting Point, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015.
Two artists who are to work together, but have never met, meet for the first time. At the moment of encounter, coming face to face, they stop. They extend this moment as long as possible. It will last until one of them looks away.
The encounter lasted twenty minutes. For one of them it felt longer, for the other it felt shorter.