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Department of Ultimology
Three Rock Mountain Study
Fiona Hallinan is an artist, researcher and co-founder of the Department of Ultimology*, based between Brussels, Belgium and Cork, Ireland.
She is a PhD student at LUCA School of Arts, KU Leuven, where her artistic research explores the coming-into-being of Ultimology, the study of that which is dead or dying (death here encompassing both the end of life and the passing into irrelevance, redundancy or extinction of material and immaterial entities), as a tool for transformative discourse. She is interested in themes of hospitality, thresholds, care and critical pedagogy and often works with food as part of her practice.
As part of this research she set up the On Death reading group, a monthly online gathering that explores different conceptions, constructions and approaches to questions of death, dying and the dead through close reading of multiple sources drawn from across a wide range of disciplines and geographies.
Her work has been shown at Kerlin Gallery, IMMA, Mother's Tankstation, Parsons Paris and Brown University.
*alongside curator Kate Strain
Contact: fionahallinan at gmail dot com