Eile (meaning Other in Irish) is a long-term, trans-disciplinary art and spatial practice that critically intervenes in the political, spatial, subjective and ecological spaces of the UK state border on the island of Ireland.  It centres on the titular figure Eile, who is imagined as an otherworldly creature of the border. Eile is a transmuter; a shapeshifter; a lobster, a banshee, a gush of wind, who moves in and across the border(lands) through time and space. Through practices of performance, film, sculpture, sound and poetry, Eile generates and explores speculative ecologies; their creatures, flora, fauna and folklore, as a distinct form of fictioning, which we call Border-Fictioning. In so doing, Eile generates and elucidates alternative imaginaries and ontologies of the border in Ireland.


Territories of Eile ︎︎︎
Eile / Lobster ︎︎︎
Eile / Bog ︎︎︎


Eile @ Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 2022 ︎︎︎