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‘Logistical Relations: Migration, Mobility and Repurposed Infrastructure’, Screen City Biennial, Stavanger, Norway, 13 October 2017.

Architectures of Research and Imagination’, response to the exhibition This is Not Architecture, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 17 June 2017.

‘Electronic Superhighway: Nam June Paik and the Infrastructure of Circulation’, Gift of Nam June Paik 8. Reanimating NJP: Nam June Paik’s Interfaces, Nam June Paik Center, Seoul, South Korea, 9 September 2016.

‘Theorising Cinematography in Irish Cinema and Artists’ Film’, Irish cinema: the national and the international: symposium for Kevin Rockett, School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin, 20 May 2016.

‘Art, Television and Invisible Internet Infrastructure’, Expanded Television, Cologne University, Jan 14-15, 2016.

‘Conceptualising and Locating Cinematic Space’, Cinema and Media Studies Colloquium, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea, 7 September 2016.

‘Marginal Collaborations: Cinematography in Irish Artists’ Moving Image’, Seminar on The Margins of Cinema in the English-speaking World, Département Études du monde anglophone (DEMA) Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, 1 April 2016.

‘Mined and Mediated Bodies: Affect, Emotion and Acting in Art Practice’, Digital Affects seminar, Trinity College Dublin, March 7, 2016.

‘Television as a Site of Performance: TV Studios, Archives and Artists’, This is Now: Film and Video After Punk, CCA Derry-Londonderry, November 14, 2015.

‘Mined and Mediated Bodies: Acting in Artists’ Film’, Artists’ Moving Image Practice in Britain: From 1990 to Today, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Nov 6-7, 2015.

‘Repurposing Broadcast Infrastructures in Television & Art Practice’, Department of Media, Communications and Culture Research Seminar, Stirling University, October 13, 2015.

‘Televisual Form, Media Infrastructure and the Museum as Repository’, Misfits: Time-Based Media and the Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, October 22-24, 2015.

‘The Infrastructural Turn’, ARC IADT + IMMA lecture series, IMMA October 2, 2015.

‘Media Archives in Transition’, ARC IADT + IMMA lecture series, IMMA, February 26, 2015.

‘Storage, Transport and Loss: Digital Technology and Artists’ Film’, Lunch Bytes Conference, organised by Goethe-Institut at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, March 20-21, 2015.

‘On the Present and Future of Curatorial Education’, The Next 25 Years: Propositions for the Future of Curatorial Education, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, March 14-15, 2015.

‘Beyond Broadcast: Artists and the Future of Public Service TV, Forum, Mercer Union, Toronto, January 21, 2015.

Escape Vehicles in Art, lecture presented as part of Resort Residency: Case Study 1 (Fingal Arts Office), Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane, Co. Dublin, September 19, 2014.

TV Studio Experiments: Histories and Futures’ hosted by LUX Scotland, BBC Scotland viewing theatre, Glasgow, August 20, 2014.

‘Post Cinematic Media and The Encyclopedic Palace: Dissolutions and Rearticulations of Perspective at the Venice Biennale’  Dissolutions of Perspective in Post Cinema, Free University of Berlin, November 22-23, 2013.

‘The Artist and the Actor‘, Scriptings, Berlin, October 3, 2013.

‘Cinema as Art Project’, in conjunction with exhibition Cloud Illusions I Recall, exhibition co-curated by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Cerith Wyn Evans and Rachael Thomas, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, July 23, 2013.

Keynote address Shared Viewing’, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin, June 25, 2013.

‘From Reform to Resource: Contemporary Art Practice and the Television Industry’,
LUX MRes Public Lecture Series, LUX, London, May 14, 2013.

‘Cinematic Mind-Games in the Gallery: Film Theory and Art Practice’ and Workshop: ‘Conceptualising the Cinematic in Contemporary Art’, XI MAGIS Gorizia International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, Italy, March 15-21, 2013.

Moving Images, Mirrors and Indefinitely Unfolding Objects, Rijksakademie OPEN 2012, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, November 30, 2012.

Keynote Lecture: ‘Television, Cultural Legitimation and Contemporary Art’ Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design/LUX Student Symposium on Contemporary Currents, LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, May 27, 2012.

‘Staging Mobile Spectatorship in the Moving Image Installations of Amanda Beech, Philippe Parreno, and Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch’ Display/Dispositif: Aesthetic Modes of Thought, Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Cologne, 10-12 May 2012.

‘Rethinking Remediation: Temporalities of Contemporary Art Exhibition’ Rewriting History: Interrogating the Past and the Question of Medium Specificity,  AHRC Artists’ Moving Image Research Network, University of the Arts – Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, January 19, 2011.

‘Exhibiting Cinematic Space and Televisual Time in the Contemporary Art Museum’ Moving Image and Institution: Cinema and The Museum In The 21st Century, Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK, 7 July 2011.

‘TV Marginalia and Video Art: Nostalgia for the Mainstream?’ Marginalia: Towards an Invisible College, organised by the Fine Art Research Unit at Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin Univerity), Whitechapel Gallery, London, November 3, 2011.

A Portal to Another Time and PlacePresented as part of Vivienne Dick Film Programme, curated by Treasa O’Brien and Vivienne Dick, Starr Auditorium at Tate Modern, London, UK, September 12, 2010.

‘On Location: Ireland, Artists’ Film and Problems of Representation in Contemporary Art Practice’ Landscape as the Locus for Artistic Transfers Between Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain From 1968 To The Present Day,  A collaboration between Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle University and One Piece at a Time (CIRHAC, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne),  Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France, Thursday 25 November 2010.

‘Between Space, Site and Screen‘, presented as part of Actors Explain Biennials in Mandarin Taipei Biennial 2010, curated by Hongjohn Lin and Tirdad Zolghadr, September 23, 2010. (Lecture translated into Mandarin and performed by actor)

‘Visualising the Viewing Public: Exhibitions and Audiences in the Post-Broadcast Era’, Seminar presentation, Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, April 28, 2010.

‘A Play for Today: Theatrical and Televisual Currents in Curatorial Practice’, Dramatizing the Political 2, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, September 17, 2010.

‘Visualising Everyday Life in the Presentation Order: Site, Gender and Genre in Presentation Sisters by Tacita Dean’, Visualising Ireland, Visualising Gender, Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin, June 5, 2010.

‘What is (New) Media Art?’ lecture presented at Irish Museum of Modern Art, January 23, 2010.