Livestock at Dublin Live Art Festival

I'm very excited to be performing with LIVESTOCK as part of Dublin Live Art Festival at The Back Loft this Thursday 1st of November from 7pm. This informal event incorporates performance art, song, dance and sound based work, the emphasis being on cross discipline professional development in performance through a casual, sympathetic and experimental setting. Over the past four years, LIVESTOCK has nurtured an ever growing and appreciative audience, believing performance to be an art form that can be experienced by anyone, anytime and anywhere.

LIVESTOCK is a bi monthly artist-led event conceived to support, encourage and promote artists to present experimental and performance-based work in front of a live audience. LIVESTOCK was formed in 2009 and is an initiative of artists based at The Market Studios, Dublin. Performers are encouraged from any discipline and experience level, to present new ideas to a live audience, or re-present old work in a new context.

 Come join us at The Back Loft from 7pm.

 For Dublin Live Art Festival 2012 LIVESTOCK will present the artists;

Francis Fay
Eleanor Lawler
Katherine Nolan
Joan Healy
Dublin Laptop Orchestra 

Impromptu: Live Performances developed through an all day workshop

Images from Impromptu: Live Performances developed through an all day workshop. The workshop was lead by myself and Eleanor Lawler and kindly supported by Market Studios and MART. The aim of the workshop was to being to explore the possibilities of 'liveness': a means to develop ones practice by in the first instance leaving it behind. Through group work and individual actions participants were encouraged to engage with and explore the theme and the boundaries of their own practices. We were delighted at the level of willingness of the participants to test their own ideas and levels of comfort. There was a real sense of engagement as a group, through which moments arose and fell away again, some lingering some drifting. It felt like a very valuable way to work. Many thanks to the participants. More workshops coming soon!

Donna McLoughlin

Eleanor Lawler

Seamus Bradley

Katherine Nolan

Paula Fitz

Impromptu: Performances Fri 24th Aug from 6pm

Impromptu: Live Performances developed through an all day workshop
Market StudiosFriday 24th August 2012, from 6pm.

A small group of artists with a variety of experience, approaches and positions in relation to live art and performance, will be presenting their explorations that have evolved from the days workshop. We hope that this will foster an interesting dynamic to both share and break out of the processes of own practices, and allow things to happen. The aim of the workshop is to build an environment of trust and experimentation, that can then lead into an...
evening of 'actions'.

Participating Artists: Donna McLoughlin, Eleanor Lawler, Katherine Nolan, Paula Fitz

The exchanges between the artists and their practices will structure the event, but there is one aim:

to create something live - to explore where we feel the edges and boundaries of our practices are, and to move beyond them:

live in the sense that anything could happen,
live as being present in the moment
live as an energy
live as a response
live as fluid
live as the unplanned moments that happen
live as a dialogue

Performances from 6.00
Market Studios

We look forward to seeing you there

Eleanor & Katherine
This event is free and kindly supported by Market Studios andMART

At the edge of the land, of practice, and of knowing

I recently took part in 3 day performance workshop At the edge of the land, of practice, and of knowing in West Penwith, Cornwall, UK. Lead by Zierle & Carter as part of the DIY 9initiative supported by the Live Art Development Agency The workshop was exhilarating and enriching, both in its intense physical engagement with the landscape, and the journey taken as a group.New work has and is continuing to emerge from this. Video work to come.....

Images: Jon Greenland 

Exploring the concept of 'edge' through experiential and reflective exercises, through the lens of the workshop the landscape moved between metaphor for psychological states and material for physical engagement. Workshop info This three full day (four nights) intensive workshop will explore, in a sensorial and experiential way, what it is like to be out at the very periphery of a ‘bleak and rugged land’ – where historically experimentation, innovation, pioneering, radicality and alternative methods/philosophies have emerged strongly and are embedded in an ancient, seemingly ‘untouched’ landscape. Working site and context specific, we will be mapping the psycho-geographical landscape through our bodies and actions, trying to find our inner edge through exploring the outer edges, stepping into the spaces in-between land and water. Through body centred and material-led exercises/experimentations at sites along the West Penwith coastline, the workshop’s activities respond to the complex context and multiple realities revealed by being at the edge. (Zierle and Carter)

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Participating artists: Alister Lownie & Katerina Radeva Ann Haycock Cool Diabang Helen Goodwin Ilker Cinarel Jo Dimbleby Jon Greenland Katherine Nolan Nicole White Saffy Setohy Sarah Kent Sheila Ghelani Veronique Maria

Scope New York

Images from Lost in Lust at Scope New York, March 2012. A group exhibition featuring the work of Ursula Burke Allan Hughes Jenny Keane Deirdre McKenna Katherine Nolan and Maurice Doherty. The exhibit sought to present ideas on the idea of 'woman' and its mis-representation. My video work You are a very Naughty Boy! was exhibited, and also 2 live performances which continue to develop the 'Untitled Panties' series, produced 2 new artworks. This new setting provided an interesting context for this new series of works, which seeks out new ways to discomfort the viewer through an over-determind sexualised relationship to the viewer. In the highly commerical nature of this New York based Art Fair, the nudity of the performance appeared more sensationalised than previous incarnations...not helped by copious amount of Margaritas! This mood was reflected in some on-line reviews- White Hot Magazine