Saoirse is an artist and designer from Dublin, Ireland based on Papay. Her practice explores the relationship between man and nature in the anthropogenic era. Her work is process-driven, often collaborative with scientists and islanders and has a scientifically influenced playful approach. The work looks at live real time and geological slow time, macro scale and personal scale. She explores our ways of knowing our surroundings, elevating the normal viewpoints to develop a sense of ‘response-ability’ (Haraway, 2016). Anthropologist Donna Haraway describes this ability as a necessary urgent action to harmonise and adapt to our changing climate in order to be able to survive in the future. She has shown work internationally in Shanghai, China; SíM, Reyjavik, Montreal New media festival, Transmediale-Berlin, Exit Art and Location One gallery-New York. She has held residencies at Listhus, Iceland; Swatch Peace Art Hotel, Shanghai, China; Location1, New York and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
For ØY festival 2018 she is showing some of the audio-visual work made on Papay over the last year…. exploring the ‘ec-øy-system’ on space station Pap-øy.