Niamh Murphy and Áine Phillips will curate a 12-hour live art and video event with 16 acclaimed Irish artists at Kilmainham Gaol to respond to its iconic historical associations with the 1916 Rising. The invited artists, from north and south of the border, who work in performance, live art and video will respond to the 1916 centenary, creating contemporary perspectives on our shared past, conflicts, crises and passions in relation to the Rising and its greatest monument, Kilmainham Gaol.
The artists are Danny McCarthy, Brian Connolly, Debbie Guinnane, Helena Walsh, Sandra Johnson, Fergus Byrne, Francis Fay, Katherine Nolan, Pauline Cummins, Ciara McKeon, Dominic Thorpe, Méabh Redmond, Dr. Laura McAtackney, Michelle Browne, Alastair McLennan and Sinéad O’Donnell.
Kilmainham Gaol (Photo: Áine Phillips)
Performance Art Live Foundation
Performance Art Live Foundation (P. A. Live) is an artist-led initiative in Ireland, dedicated to and invested in live, durational performance and live art made by artist-performers. Supporting Irish artists in developing and presenting live performance in collaborative ways, P.A. Live promotes Irish performance as a strong and vibrant practice with important historical lineage.
The curators of Future Histories are Áine Phillips and Niamh Murphy. Áine Phillips makes live performance art and video in Ireland and internationally. She is involved in artist-led projects and curates live art events in Ireland. She has just published Performance Art in Ireland: A History, the first survey of the art form on the island. Niamh Murphy is a live performance artist and curator and has been director of the Dublin Live Art Festival since 2012.
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