TRESPASS is a collaborative art project which combines two artists (Aoife Desmond and Seoidín O'Sullivan) divergent practices. Together they investigate and intervene in disused urban space. They research and reveal the delicate balance between nature and the built environment. ‘Trespass’ investigates the different issues around land use and ownership through documentation and performative actions. This project was initiated in Dublin where the two artists are based. They worked in several sites between 2005-2008. They participated in Rirkrit Tiravanija's The One Year Project at The Land in 2008 where they developed a new body of work in response to their time there. They have published two books recording there projects

Contact: TRESPASSproject@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Film Screening of Forest Site and talk at Dublin Biennale 2012


PopUp Conversations: To the Point
Reclaiming Space in the Modern City
Thursday 21 June 2012

President Michael D. Higgins in his speech at the London School of Economics called for a reclamation of public space from private enterprise. But what are the distinctive virtues of the public city? For what purposes and how would space be reclaimed? Pursuing these questions, this session will evaluate the role artists play in re-making and re-contextualising the modern city, with a particular focus on the changes Dublin has undergone in the wake of the post-boom years.

5-5:30pm: Happy Hour (Gallery 1), installations and artistic films (Gallery 3)
 
TRES
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From January 2006 to May 2008, Seoidín and Aoife trespassed a wasteland site on Military Road, Kilmainham, and developed these five works. The site consists of a dense sycamore forest, walled and inhabited by several homeless men. The works document these visits and the site’s inherent qualities.

5:30-7:30pm: Gallery 3
Conversations with artists and scholars. Generously sponsored by the National Institute for Regional & Spatial Analysis, NUI Maynooth

Invited speakers:
Professor Rob Kitchin, National Institute for Regional&
Spatial Analysis and Geography, NUI Maynooth
Dr. Madeleine Lyes, City Intersections
Seoidín O’ Sullivan and Aoife Desmond, Trespass
Louise Marlborough, PrettyVacanT Dublin
Chair and Discussant: Professor Mick Wilson, Founding Director of GradCAM



Saturday, December 3, 2011

TRESPASS publication



Two of our publications: Dublin work (2005-2008) and a publication made during our residency at Rirkrit Tiravanija's The Land can be found at The Dublin Art Book fair at Temple Bar Gallery. This fair is a project that aims to publicise and distribute art books and publications in Dublin. Over the first weekend in December, The gallery at TBG+S, in the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter, will become a market fair at which over twenty publishers from Ireland and abroad specialising in art books will be represented. TBG+S invites you to come and browse the extensive range of unique books and publications, which will be for sale.

Friday, November 5, 2010

TRESPASS 'Hoarding Site' @ TULCA Galway


Tulca: ‘Hoarding Site’
This work installed for Tulca shows 4 films made in a site off Miltary Road, Kilmainham. The films are imbedded in a hoarding that takes on the boat shape of the original hoarding on Military Road ‘Hoarding walker’ sees the performer cautiously circumnavigating the top of the narrow hoarding. ‘Crawl’ is an attempted re-enactment of the walk but the hoarding has become precarious and the performer is only now able to crawl. ‘Stalker Re-enactment’, re-enacts a scene from Tarkovsky’s famous film, where his character the Stalker enters ‘the zone’. For ‘Fire’ the site becomes temporarily inhabited, a fire is built, the dusk sounds and light recorded and the Trespass crew share Nettle tea.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

TRESPASS book Launch



TRES
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Book Launch

Monday 14 June

6-8pm

Noble & Beggarman Books
28 South William Street
Dublin 2

Friday, August 28, 2009

TRESPASS in 'Space is the Place'


Space is the Place

Curated by Conor McGarrigle & John Buckley

27 August – 1 September 2009

Reception Monday 31st August 18.00-20.00

Space is the Place is an exhibition of documentation of artistic practices which intervene in public space. The focus is on ephemeral, temporary works which take place out of a gallery setting, living on only in their documentation.

Invited artists will send documentation of their work as images, texts and video directly to the gallery electronically where the material will be printed out and displayed on walls and screens by the curatorial team with the exhibition being produced in the gallery during it's run.

A submission / suggestion system utilising social networking site Facebook, Del.icio.us and Twitter will also be provided. . The exhibition will have a reading room aesthetic with comfortable seating and texts laid out on trestle tables. Visitors will be encouraged to sit and browse the documentation on offer and engage with the exhibition personnel. At the end of the exhibition the documentation will be collected and archived as a resource.

Exhibiting Artists include:

Aram Bartholl
Blackletter
Ralph Borland
John Buckley
Martin John Callanan
Joseph Delappe
Benjamin Gaulon
Institute for Applied Autonomy
I Left This Here For You To Read
Thorsten Knaub
Laboratorio de Situaciones
Glenn Loughran
Conor McGarrigle
Eve Mosher
Christian Nold
PARKing
Katie Paterson
Quadrafónica Urbana
Gordan Savicic
Mark Shepard
Surveillance Camera Players
Transborder Immigrant Tool
Trespass
Jeremy Wood
You Are Not Here

National College of Art and Design/Gallery
100 Thomas Street,
Dublin 8.
Ireland.
Tel +353-1-6364261

Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Admission Free

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Trespass at The LAB









The LAB brought to you by Dublin City Council is pleased to present

TRES
PASS


TRESPASS is a collaborative art project by Aoife Desmond and Seoidín O'Sullivan that engages research and action with forgotten urban landscapes

Preview - Thursday 5 March 2009 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition continues to 18 April 2009

TRESPASS investigate and intervene in disused urban space. They research and reveal the delicate balance between nature and the built environment. TRESPASS investigates the different issues around land use and ownership through documentation and performative actions. This project was initiated in Dublin where the two artists are based. They have been working with several sites in Dublin over the last 3 years. TRESPASS was awarded a Project New Work Award from the Arts Council in 2007. Aoife and Seoidín participated in The One Year Project 2 at The Land Foundation, Thailand for 2 months in 2008 where they developed a new body of work in response to their time there.

Field recordings and sound design by sound artist Sven Anderson, film editing by Aoibheann O'Sullivan, additional camera work by Ed Cunniffe and Ralph Borland.


Gallery Talk: Tuesday 7 April 2009

Stalker/Observatorie Nomade are an architectural collective based in Rome who explore nomadic possibilities within the urban environment. For this talk/event Francesco Careri and Lorenzo Romito will present Stalker/Observatorie.
Aoife Desmond and Seoidín O'Sullivan will guide the event. The intention is to create an engaged discussion into the functions and potentials of wasteland sites in cities.

Contact: TRESPASSproject@gmail.com

www.trespass-trespass.blogspot.com


The LAB | Dublin City Council Arts Office | Foley Street | Dublin 1

T 222 7850

E sheena.barrett@dublincity.ie

10am to 6pm Monday-Saturday

www.dublincity.ie




Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trespass talk at Airfield Trust

Last Night Wednesday 29th we presented Trespass at Airfield Trust.

Seoidín O’Sullivan & Aoife Desmond

Wednesday 29th October 7.30pm

Artists Seoidín O'Sullivan and Aoife Desmond will talk about their own practice in relation to the natural world focusing on the recent two month residency they undertook at 'The Land Art Foundation' in Thailand and their collaborative film project 'Trespass' which examines the encroachment of nature on forgotten urban spaces and wasteland. ‘Trespass’ will be exhibited in The LAB in February '09