Born 1978 in Clare, Ireland.
Lives and works in Cork, Ireland.

Entitled An Experiment with Time, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s installation is inspired by the book of the same name by scientist J.W. Dunne (1927) and his theory of serial time or serialism – parallel timelines where the narratives of dreams predict future events. The piece explores our current relationship with past and future, which has been deeply disrupted by the urgent climate threat, mass extinction and pandemic. Using live-filmed sequences and imagery generated by computer and artificial intelligence Ní Bhriain re-imagines sites from medical, technological and religious history in terms of a dreamlike theatricality. The tapestries series Intrusions, translated into Jacquard weave from digital collages, depicts architectural ruins – excavated Irish landscapes and damaged urban sites, populated with animals that that are already or soon-to-be extinct. The ensemble reveals an enigmatic world, redolent of the uncertainty, contradictions and fragility of our planet today.

Also on view in The many lives and deaths of Louise Brunet at macLYON