Trespass at The LAB

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


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.


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

T 222 7850


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