Dr. Kieran Lyons

Dr. Kieran Lyons, BA (Bath), MFA (Yale), PhD (Wales)
Transtechnology Research,
Room B321 Portland Square,
University of Plymouth,
Drake Circus,
PL4 8AA.

Rail-Settlement-Plan-00 ‘Rail Settlement Plan’, 2010

Kieran Lyons is an artist and a writer. After graduating from the sculpture department at the Bath Academy of Art, Kieran took his Masters Degree in America, graduating in Sculpture from the School of Art & Architecture at Yale University. From there, he travelled to New Zealand with a fellowship at the University of Auckland and started to produce large scale installation works with a fictional company called E-Z-Gro. Returning to London in 1977, he joined the video/performance collective at 2B Butler’s Wharf producing video performances, and presenting them in London, Belfast, Newcastle and Dublin.

He has produced major drawing works that have been shown throughout Britain and Europe, with the 56 Group Wales. More recently specialising in interactive/dynamic installations and digitally projected works that have been seen at Ffotogallery Cardiff, Oriel Mostyn Llandudno and the Glyn Vivian Swansea as well as at the Ffloc Research Gallery, University of Wales Newport.

Kieran Lyons completed his PhD at the University of Wales; the thesis deals with Marcel Duchamp?s military conditioning, with particular emphasis on an automobile-journey that Duchamp took in 1912 called the Jura-Paris Road.

Recent Papers:

‘Fat and Failure: Marcel Duchamp’s Military Imagination’. Technoetic Arts. Vol  7.1 pp 31-48. Intellect.

‘Military Avoidance: Marcel Duchamp and the ‘Jura-Paris Road.’ Tate Research. Tate Papers. Spring 2006. ISSN1753-9854.