I've just received a press release for this very interesting sounding festival
DUBLIN LIVE ART FESTIVAL 2013
"Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 (DLAF13) is a week-long series of events that brings together some of the most exciting live performance artists and curators from both Ireland and abroad.
Running from 25th to the 29th of September in The Backloft, Dublin 8. The Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 will assemble an eclectic selection of Irish live performance artists, alongside some very special guests from overseas, to showcase their work in one fantastic city centre location.
Visitors to DLAF13 will experience a series of unique performance art events reflecting the growing public interest for the genre and showcasing the high caliber of artists, working within Ireland, who consider live performance art central to their practice. DLAF13 will highlight the excellent standard of live art work being produced, both in Ireland and by Irish artists worldwide.
Many nationally and internationally acclaimed artists will be performing during the festival including Liz Aggiss, Bjorn Neukom, Áine Phillips, Alan Delmar and Weeks and Whitford. To complement the performances DLAF13 will also present a number of artists’ workshops and weekend seminar events allowing our audience to further experience and engage with this exciting art form.
About the Festival
'Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 is the first festival of its kind within in the capital to recognise the wealth of live performance art being produced at home and to celebrate the huge surge in interest and curiosity surrounding the art-form. Whether you are a seasoned visitor to live art events, or someone who is unsure exactly of what ‘Live Art’ is, this is the perfect opportunity to witness this exciting art form in many different ways. Expect to be surprised, stimulated, inspired, moved, stirred and shaken up as DLAF 2013 brings together the best of contemporary live performance art. he Dublin Live Art Festival 2013’s week-long programme of events promises to have something for everyone.’
Festival Director Niamh Murphy
Artists who will perform at Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 include; Áine Phillips, Liz Aggiss (UK) , Bjorn Neukom (CH), Weeks and Whitford (UK), Hillary Gilligan, Noel Arrigan, John Freeman and Elizabeth Matthews, Francis Fay, Eleanor Lawler and Alan Delmar among others. A highlight of the event will be Workshops with Liz Aggiss and a Masterclass facilitated by Nigel Rolfe (tickets required). The Weekend Seminar will include Jonas Stampe (CH), as well as talks, lectures and presentations.
For the full festival line-up visit: www.dublinliveartfestival.blogspot.ie
Irish Live Performance Art
The Backloft, Saint Augustine Street, Dublin 8
25th-29th September 2013