Aideen is a visual artist who explores themes such as otherness, the uncanny and amnesia. Most of the work she creates uses stop motion film, interactivity and performance. During her talk, she discussed the importance of humour and slapstick as a tool to disarm the viewer and to provoke alternative perspectives on subjects such as mental health and inequality. A recent piece of performance practice was an examination of gravity based on her experience training at the NASA space centre.
After learning a little about the stop motion techniques, they set about creating their own films, including a looped video of the entire group playing the role of bowling pins being bowled over by a bag thrown by Aideen. To do so, they had to capture every potential movement between the bag rolling and the group simulating the act of falling. This was then set up as a series of small films projected onto their artist notebooks as a short installation piece.