Kreider & O’Leary are a poet and an architect who collaborate to make performance, installation and time-based media work in relation to sites of architectural and cultural interest.
The pair will now host a public research seminar, entitled ‘Site Specific Work’, which is part of an interdisciplinary series that examine the intersections between art practice and historic sites in order to investigate ways of representing the intangible qualities of historic places.
The seminar is completely free and open to the public, taking place on 23rd May between 2 pm and 4 pm in Eldon Building, room EW 1.04
Since 2003, they have made work in places such as prisons, military sites, film locations, landscape gardens, desert environments and more traditional gallery venues across the UK, USA, Europe, Australia, South America and Japan.
Their work has been shown at venues including Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts as well as in the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the Istanbul Biennial. Their book Falling was published in 2015 by Copy Press, Field Poetics was published in 2018 by Ma Bibliothèque, and they are currently working on a large-scale project, Un-Governable Spaces, engaging with five sites of community and resistance globally.
Sebastiane Hegarty is an artist, writer and lecturer. His creative practice is interdisciplinary and time-based in nature, and concerned with memory through an exploration of the relationship between time, place, and sensation. Most recently this has focused on acoustic ecology and the perceptual geographies of sound and audition, through field-recording and soundscape composition.