Áine Phillips, Red Weight, 2013 photo by Mateusz Torbus
Performance Art in Ireland: A History edited by Áine Phillips is the first book devoted to the history and contemporary forms of Irish performance art in the north and south of Ireland, bringing 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.
Launch events will be happening in the United States over February 2016 to mark the publication and will feature both performances and lectures by Áine Phillips.
Mobius, Cambridge, MA
6 February: performance
7 February: lecture on ‘Performance Art in Ireland: A History’
NYC East Village Dance Project, New York, NY
February 9: lecture on ‘Performance Art in Ireland: A History’
IN>TIME Festival, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, IL
13 February: “Performance, Practice and Location”
Aine in discussion with Robin Deacon and Roberto Sifuentes
Performance Art in Ireland: A History is available on Unbound.