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Performance Art in Ireland

A History

The first book devoted to Irish performance art and the first attempt at a history of this art form in the north and south of Ireland, this book 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 by—contemporary performance and live art internationally.
Copublished with the Live Art Development Agency.

288 pages | 32 color plates, 100 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2015


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“Lavishly illustrated, the book brings together contributions by prominent Irish artists and leading academics, offering analysis and historical commentaries to provide an absorbing sense of the rich histories of Irish performance art.”

Galway Advertiser

Table of Contents

Áine 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: Plyphonic Resonance: Sound Art in Ireland
El Putnam

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

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
Áine Phillips

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