Dublin Live Art Festival At Art Lot Dublin

Friday 19th – Sunday 28th of September 2014 (5.30pm -6.30pm) The corner of Harcourt Road and Richmond Street South.

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From Friday September 19th the outdoor exhibition space Art Lot Dublin situated at the corner of Harcourt Road and Richmond Street South was transformed into a platform for exhibiting Live Performance Art by ten of Ireland’s leading performance artists. The series of events which was being held in conjunction with the Dublin Live Art Festival 2014 (DLAF14) consisted of ten artists performing for one hour each evening, from 5.30-6.30pm, in this unique city centre location.

The Dublin Live Art Festival was founded in 2012 by live performance artist Niamh Murphy. The aim of the event is to “build on the thriving live art community working in Ireland today, while also making connections with international live art makers”. For a full line up of this year’s festival visit http://www.dublinliveartfestival.com

PLEASE NOTE: Performances run from 5.30-6.30pm each evening apart from artist Chun Hua Catherine Dong who will be performing from 12.30-2.30pm

Friday September 19th Eleanor Lawler10551007_854775034540840_422451589352762471_n

Elanor Lawler is a performance artist currently exploring ideas around the ageing female body often using humour in the work. She is Co-curator of livestock a Bi-monthly platform for emerging and experimental performance at the market studios in Dublin.

Special Guest: Saturday September 20th The Fathers Of Western ThoughtIMG_0948

Fathers of Western Thought are the duo, Rob McGlade and Gordee Lee.

For more information visit http://yeatsandjoyce.wix.com/fathers-of-western-thought#!



Sunday September 21st Francis Fay10603608_10152698479862980_1413671599922823501_n

Francis Fay is a performance artist based in Dublin.”My work deals with the body as conduit, site of possibilities, and transformation. It offers alternative reflections of the self”. Fay is a member of IVARO. A member of The Market Studios,Fay received his MFA, Art in the Digital World from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 2005, holds a Degree in Fine Art, from the Dublin Institute of Technology 2000, Fay was awarded his BTEC Diploma in Performing Arts from Park Lane College, Leeds in 1990. Fay co-curates the bi-monthly performance night ‘Livestock’ at The Market Studios, Dublin 7.

Monday September 22nd Niamh Murphy10393149_10152682349380586_7139887836742244084_n

Niamh Murphy’s live performance art work is concerned with the female body as spectacle, in particular provoking questions around communication and exhibitionism. Her interest in performative and biographical elements can be seen in her work and she strives to question ideas around interaction and transmission. Humour is an important element of her live performance. Niamh lives and works in Dublin.

Tuesday 23rd September Aine O’Hara10628511_10152684326285586_1088787537317138379_n

Áine O’Hara has a BA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT. She is currently studying for her MFA in The Lir. She is a practicing visual artist and has shown work in MonsterTruck Gallery, Project Arts Centre, IMMA and all over Dublin. As a designer she has worked with Filibusters Co., Talking Shop Ensemble, Tonnta and JK Company as well as working as an assistant to Ciaran O’Melia.

Wednesday September 24th Chun Hua Catherine Dong 12.30-2.30pm

Dublin Live Art Festival, 2014, a work by Chun Hua Catherine Dong. photo credit: Róisín Murphy
Dublin Live Art Festival, 2014, a work by Chun Hua Catherine Dong. photo credit: Róisín Murphy

Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese-born artist working with performance art, photography, and video. She received a B.F.A from Emily Carr University Art & Design and a M.F.A. from Concordia University. She has been invited to participate in multiple international performance art festivals and exhibitions in North American, Europe, and Asian. Among many other awards, she is the recipient of the Franklin Furnace Award for performance art 2014

Wednesday September 24th Liadain Herriott  

photo by Jessica Ulysses Grant
photo by Jessica Ulysses Grant

Liadain Herriott trained originally as a classical ballet dancer in Dublin, Monte Carlo and Madrid. Upon graduation director Pedro Almodovar selected her to dance in his film ‘Habla Con Ella’. Companies and independent choreographers she has worked for include; Cannes Jeune Ballet, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Wexford Festival Opera, David Hernandez (US/BE), Pavel Zustiak (SK/US), Mathilde Monnier (FR) and Roberto Magro (IT/BE).
 Based in Brussels for several years, it was here she began to develop her contemporary technique. Choreographing since 2009, Liadain’s work has been performed at festivals in India, Belgium, Latvia, Spain and Ireland. She has participated in international cultural exchange programs including Tour d’Europe des Chorégraphes, E-Motional Bodies & Cities and Exchange with Movement Research, NYC. In 2012, she recieved a Dance Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland and was selected as an associate artist-in-residence at Danscentrumjette, Brussels. Her interest lies in the use of the body as a vehicle for emotional expression and in the communication of thoughts and ideas through the way one moves. Most recently her work has been presented by Tiger Dublin Fringe and Live Collision Intl. Festival – “Herriott’s TURF, a one woman show, introduced us to a world where the body spoke more words than dialogue could.. the audience were completely encapsulated… a frankly beautiful and awe inspiring performance.”- “Exquisitely choreographed by Herriott, TURF tells a haunting, poetic tale, brimming with passion, grace and moments of astonishing beauty.”

Thursday September 25th Chun Hua Catherine Dong 12.30-2.30pm
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Thursday September 25th Aine Phillipsainephilips

Born in Dublin in 1965, Áine Phillips exhibits multi-media performance works in Ireland and internationally since the late 80’s. She creates work for diverse contexts; public art commissions, the street, club events and gallery exhibitions including TROUBLE Festival Les Halles Brussels, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, NON Festival Bergen, Kyoto Art Centre, The Stanley Picker Gallery & Performance SPACE London, Judith Wright Centre for Art Brisbane Australia, Tanzquartier Vienna, Moving Image Gallery and The Kitchen New York, National Review of Live Art Glasgow, Mozovia Art Centre Warsaw Poland. In Ireland at The Lab, Irish Film Centre, The Project, Arthouse, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, EV+A Limerick, Galway Arts Centre, Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin and Killkenny Arts Festival.

Friday September 26th Dr. Katherine NolankatherineNolan

Dr. Katherine Nolan is a performance artist and lecturer at University of the Arts London. She has performed and exhibited internationally in Europe, America and Asia. Her work is currently concerned with the psycho-social context of performer and audience, and the state of inhabiting the body.

Saturday 27th of September Aine philips Workshop Group

Performing the self/performing the other
A two day workshop exploring the limits of ourselves, our identities and bodies through a series of exercises and experimental actions that develop towards the creation of a performance work. A performance by those attending the workshop will take place in the Art Lot Dublin.

Sunday September 28th Ciaran O’Keefe

Ciarán O’Keeffe is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York and of the Institute of Art Design and Technology, where he currently lectures in photography and live art performance. His live art practice draws on theatre and alternative cabaret, examining ideas of love and impossible optimism. This is voiced through the alter-ego of Smilin’ Kanker, using spoken word and song, placing emphasis on absurdity, comedy and pathos. Ciarán has, give or take, performed hundreds of times, everywhere from the toilets at Dublin’s Market Studios to London’s National Theatre. In this year’s Tiger Fringe Festival he debuted his one man show ‘An Insignificant Man.’ He won the Alternative Miss Ireland crown in 2009. http://www.facebook.com/smilin.kanker