Róisín Berg is a new media artist based in Limerick, Ireland. Her artistic practice considers the human lived experience in relation to the rapidly evolving technological environment in the current anthropocentric era. Drawing from concepts of existentialist philosophical enquiry, Berg’s artwork raises questions surrounding the human experience of technological media and its ability to transform, extend and displace our subjectivity. She works with hacked devices, sensors, audio, video, light and kinetics to stage philosophical engagements between viewers and a fragmented representation of reality, often through a combination of virtual and actual space. Her work has been featured in a variety of different contexts, including galleries, corporate spaces, and music and arts festivals such as LightMoves Festival of Screen Dance and Electric Picnic.
Since 2016, Berg has pursued work as a creative media technologist and experiential designer for live events where she developed her expertise in stage design and the associated technologies, including projection mapping, audio engineering and lighting design. She is now a recent graduate of the MA in Art in Technology at the University of Limerick. Both her creative and academic careers have led her to be well equipped with the technical skillset to create interactive and reactive real-time systems through a process of experimentation. Throughout her artistic practice, Berg has sought out creatives from a range of different disciplines to collaborate with on various installation and performance pieces. As a result, she has developed a strong passion for interdisciplinary collaboration.