Marking the first major solo survey of the work of multi-disciplinary artist Aideen Barry, the RHA is pleased to commission a new immersive and monumental installation by the artist, entitled Brittlefield. Barry is known predominately for her performative works and enigmatic moving image visual fictions laced with uncanny, slapstick and macabre humour. The works presented are a phrase of the artist’s more recent performative films that cast a lens on her interest in obsessional behaviour, neuroses and a feeling of monachopsis. Interrogating the space where media and viewer meet, Barry has created an architectural intervention into the gallery landscape. Shards, protruding from a large floor structure fuse the viewer to the viewed, Barry has concocted an ominous installation, channeling ideas of architectural anxiety and dysfunction.