Linda O’Keeffe

Linda O’Keeffe and Seán Taylor will discuss feminist issues in contemporary sound practice and My Voice Is Still Lost commissioned for the evolving Murder Machine project at Ormston House. This new work by Linda O’Keeffe explores two different pieces of text relating to Ireland’s transition from a colonised space to a free state, and the impact this had on Irish society and, in particular, on Irish women. The texts are The Murder Machine by Pádraig Pearse (1916) and Irish Declaration of Independence (1919).

Murder Machine is curated by Christine Eyene in collaboration with Ormston House, and in partnership with EVA International and Making Histories Visible.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

About Linda O’Keeffe

Linda O’Keeffe is a sound artist based in Lancaster, England and lectures in sound art at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University.

O’Keeffe has had works performed and exhibited in Asia, the USA, Canada and Europe. Her work is predominantly sound based with a focus on installation and performance as well as soundscape studies. She has created works for radio, dance and public installation projects. In 2010 she released an album with Farpointrecordings, Metamorphosis and Praxis and a collaborative album with Artificial Memory Trace in 2012. Her written publications include ‘Memories of sound: socioeconomic, community and cultural soundscapes of Smithfield, Dublin from the 1950s (2016) in the 2nd Ed. of the Auditory Culture Reader, and Reclaiming Public Space: Sound and Mobile Media Use by Teenagers, published in the International Journal of Communication (2015).

In 2015 she was a recipient of the Information Knowledge Exchange Award for the development of her organisation Women in Sound/Women on Sound.

About Seán Taylor

Seán Taylor received his primary Diploma (with Distinction) in Fine Art, from Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland in 1982. He was awarded an MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 1983, and received a Postgraduate Scholarship from The Kunstenacademie, Rotterdam, Holland in 1989. In 2013 he completed a Deep Listening Certificate Programme, with composer Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, New York, USA. Taylor is currently completing a PhD at Limerick Institute of Technology, School of Art & Design.

Taylor established the Art & Science collaboration Softday with software engineer Mikael Fernstrom in 1999, and continues to develop large scale public art projects with the Softday collaboration. Recent projects include Nice Screams: A Citizen’s Anthem, in collaboration with Deirdre Power for Still (the) Barbarians, curated by Koyo Kouoh, EVA International 2016. In 2013 he co-founded the Limerick Urban Beekeeping Society; in 2014 Softday completed Amhrán na mBeach (Song of the Bees), a commission for Limerick National City of Culture.



Thursday 9 June, 6.30pm

Image: photograph by Allie Glynn at Crude Media.

This event is part of the Murder Machine project.
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