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Áine Phillips — Performance Art in Ireland: A History

Published by Intellect, co-published with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) This book, the first devoted to the history and contemporary forms of Irish performance art in the north and south of Ireland, brings together contributions by prominent Irish artists and major academics. It features rigorous critical and theoretical analysis as well as historical commentaries that provide an absorbing sense of the rich histories of performance art in Ireland. Presenting diverse visual documentation of performance art practices, this collection shows how performance art in Ireland engaged with and in turn influenced and led contemporary performance and Live Art internationally.


André Stitt, Karine Talec, Amanda Coogan, Anthony Sheehan, Danny McCarthy, Megs Morley, EL Putnam, Kate Antosik-Parsons, Helena Walsh, Michelle Browne, Fergus Byrne, Cliodhna Shaffrey, Áine Phillips

Áine Phillips is a performance artist and head of sculpture at Burren College of Art at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Chapter titles:

Áine Phillips

Chapter 1: Performing Political Acts: Performance Art in Northern Ireland: Ritual, Catharsis, and Transformation
André Stitt

Chapter 2: Bbeyond and the Art of Participation
Karine Talec

Chapter 3: Dublin and Performance Art: Twenty Years of Action, 1970-1990
Amanda Coogan

Chapter 4: The Development of Performance and Sound Art in Cork
Megs Morley Interviewing Danny McCarthy

Chapter 5: Polyphonic Resonance: Sound Art in Ireland
El Putnam

Chapter 6: Survey: Ireland South of the Border High Performance 1984 Issue 25
Anthony Sheehan

Chapter 7: The Development of Irish Feminist Performance Art in the 1980s and the Early 1990s
Kate Antonsik-Parsons

Chapter 8: Developing Dialogues: Live Art and Femininity in Post-Conflict Ireland
Helena Walsh

Chapter 9: Performance Art in Ireland in the New Mellenium
Michelle Browne

Chapter 10: Right Here Right Now
Cliodhna Shaffrey

Chapter 11: Fragments on the Performance Collective: Subject to Ongoing Change at the Galway Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Fergus Byrne

Chapter 12: Out of Ireland: Irish Performance Art Internationally
Áine Phillips


Áine Phillips — Performance Art in Ireland: A History

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  • ISBN 9781783204281
    Paperback 288 pages
    230 x 170
    Published January 2015
    Imprint: Intellect

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