RÉALTA: Celebrate Science Gallery Dublin's 10th Birthday

Join Science Gallery at Trinity College Dubin at the college's historic Front Square to celebrate our 10th birthday with RÉALTA, a performances exploring the stars by Aoife von Linden Tol.

The college will be illuminated in a whole new way as artist Aoife van Linden Tol sets off three distinct explosions to celebrate the Dublin Science Gallery’s ten-year anniversary. Performers will dance and play with fire, setting off a chain reaction of pyrotechnic events. The site-specific explosive art installations are inspired by science and nature as well as the unique features of the square and surrounding buildings. These stunning series of fleeting yet powerful works inspired by the phenomena of the stars poetically reflect the Science Gallery Dublin’s programming which aims to ignite curiousity and discovery, explore the unknown, provoke difficult questions and involve the public in the joy and debate around art, science, technology and human progress. Aoife will be joined by artists Shota Kotake, Ann Maria Healy and John Paul Hackett for a panel discussion about the work they created in the lead up to the event. 

You can register for your free ticket at the link below - please note this is first come, first served.

Please note that this event is subject to licence.

About Aoife:

From when she first working with explosives in 2000, Aoife van Linden Tol's work fused her interests in nature, cosmology, chemistry and physics. Aoife is a multi-disciplinary artist with a practice spanning sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, film and performance. She creates abstract works which often examine concepts of time, density and matter as well as deep human emotions and motivations. Graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2002, with a BA Hons in Art and Design, Aoife has exhibited internationally including at the ICA, London and The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Aoife has just completed her artist residency at the European Space Agency and Ars Electronica Futurelab which has informed her recent large scale public performances.


• RÉALTA features fire, smoke and loud noise.
• There may be materials used in the installation which could stain garments.
• For your own safety, please keep your distance from the installation as per instructed AT ALL TIMES.
• If the smoke becomes uncomfortable, you will be allowed leave.
• If you are asthmatic, please inform the stewards and follow their advice.
• Your clothes may smell of smoke afterwards.

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