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Dr. Linda O Keeffe is a sound artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is senior lecturer (associate professor) of sound in the Arts at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. She is founder of the Women in Sound Women on Sound (WISWOS) organisation, Editor-in-Chief for the Interference Journal, a journal of audio cultures. She Co-Founded the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association in 2009 and was President from 2015-17.

Her current body of practice is focused on the intersection of science & technology, ethics and communication, where she has produced a number of art works, published research papers and keynote presentations. In 2017 she was commissioned to develop a body of work for the touring exhibition Sounds Like Her, the work, Hybrid Soundscapes I-IV has been shown in major UK art galleries from 2017 to 2020, and has been featured in publications exploring the role of women in sound. She is currently working on a project funded by Creative Scotland titled Evolving Ourselves with Unnatural Selection, a new collaborative project between artists and researchers that will explore and present some of the ethics and future implications of gene editing through a digital multi-arts approach. non-random.co.uk

O Keeffe has had works performed and exhibited in Asia, the USA, Brazil, Canada and Europe. In 2018 O Keeffe was awarded the Arts Council of England international travel award to undertake a large research project which included touring Brazil giving talks, performances and organising workshops, symposia and outreach activities. During this time she released two albums (album 1, album 2) and published a paper, Applying Feminist Methodologies in the Sonic Arts: Sound Walking as a Process, full paper here.

Other recent works include; a commission for the Huddersfield Holocaust museum for September 2022, a residency and exhibition at the Ceramic House, Brighton in April/May 2022, a commission for the Ormston Gallery as part of EV&A festival in Ireland 2016, Murder Machine, a solo exhibition for the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in 2014, ‘Spaces of Sound and Radio Spaces’, and in 2017 was commissioned to be part of the creative team developing an interactive and immersive theatre production in Manchester at The Horsefall space. 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. Her written publications can be found here.

In 2015 she was a recipient of the Information Knowledge Exchange Award from Lancaster University for the development of her organisation. In 2017 O Keeffe, Tony Doyle and Rebecca Collins received the Research In A Box grant from Lancaster University to develop the online eduction toolkit, Activating Women In Sound. O Keeffe has received numerous commissions and arts funding, both in Ireland and internationally, including the Irish Artists Bursary Award.

Research


For a detailed outline of my research interests and experience see my resume.

Arts

You can learn about exhibitions, performances, and commissions.

Academic

Contains information about my publications, qualifications and research projects.

Curriculum

Provides an overview of the courses and modules that I have developed.

Discography

Works self released and available through the record label far-point recordings.




Media


Examples from a selection of original sound art works.
For more works please visit my Soundcloud page.

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Gallery


A selection of projects, residencies, gallery exhibitions, performances and discography.

Malaysia Research

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019

Malaysia Research 2019

Gender Symposium

Brazil, 2018

Gender Symposium 2018

Women In Sound Concert

Brazil, 2018

Women In Sound Concert 2018

Soundwalking Event

Brazil, 2018

Gender Sound Schools 2018

Gender Sound Schools

Brazil, 2018

Gender Sound Schools 2018

Sounding The Feminist Body

Brazil, 2018

Sounding The Feminist Body 2018

White Space Performance

Edinburgh, UK 2019

White Space Performance 2019

SeEUFoseEu Performance

Brazil, 2018

SeEUFoseEu Performance 2018

La Photo Galery Residency

Brazil, 2018

La Photo Galery Residency 2018

Ciclo Sonicas Performance

Brazil, 2018

Ciclo Sonicas Performance 2018

Gallery Camac

Residency and Exhibition, Electro Camac, ‘Digitalis’, France 2006

Gallery Camac - Residency and Exhibition, Electro Camac, ‘Digitalis’, France 2006

Linda O'Keeffe & Slavek Kwi

Limited Edition miniCD 100 copies

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just listening Linda O'Keeffe & Slavek Kwi Collaboration (2009-2012), Limited Edition miniCD 100 copies

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Exhibitions/Commissions

38

Publications

23

Curations/Projects

20

Awards

13

Years Lecturing

Organisations


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