Day: September 12, 2021

HOUSE international + local Open Call

Please submit your application here by 30th September

Live Art Ireland invites you to make a proposal for 3-6 week residency at Milford House. Milford and its environs are entangled in the Demesne history as a contested site. (Please see house history here) We welcome live art and video proposals engaging the concept of anti-colonial, both in Ireland and abroad. We are particularly interested in artists who engage with possibilities (or impossibilities) of emancipatory, relational, and reparative art processes.


Please note: this is a research residency, so there is no need for a finished performance or film outcome. Although if a project does develop to a point of audience engagement, we are happy to present it on our website and to a live audience, if possible. You will be asked to provide the website with photo documentation and short description of your progress during your residency stay.
Those who are selected for the residency will be invited to submit a live art film document for our online live art video festival in December.


Residency 1, beginning 20th October includes a trip to the exhibit homeland 2021— a project hosted by Damar House Gallery on the 23rd (Roscrea).


Residency 2, beginning 10th November includes a visit Switch on the 14th (Nenagh),


Residency Includes: Each bed/Studio has an ensuite shower room. The kitchen is shared. Parts of the barns, the fields and woodlands and the fine rooms of the house are all available as places to develop live art projects and art films.

We do not currently have funds for artist payment as this is a pilot residency scheme. If selected we can write you a letter of acceptance which can be used to apply for funding.

Residents are encouraged to cook a meal together in the evenings. We do not cook meat here both for the environment and because getting rid of meat waste is an issue in the countryside. We do a weekly online vegetarian grocery shop you will be asked to contribute towards this please see example shop below (for two artists in residence). Snacks etc you can bring or buy yourself locally you will be allocated a food cupboard and space in the fridge.

Transport: There are buses to Nenagh and trains to Cloughjordan – we can pick you up from there. We have bicycles available to ride to the nearest shop in Terryglass by Lough Derg. If you have a car you are welcome to drive it here.


Residency Covid Safe Guidance: Artists will be encouraged to take lateral flow tests and to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be worn in the common parts of the house until all artists have been there for 5 days and taken a negative lateral flow test


Accessibility: There are no ground floor bedrooms at present although there is a shower and toilet on the ground floor. The Studio bedrooms are on the second and third floor so there are steps to them. We welcome artists who identify under the social model of disability and welcome feedback on accommodations.

The curatorial panel is Deej Fabyc, Lucy Day, Aine O’Hara, Kate Walsh & Francis Fay


Please submit your application here by 30th September

Amanda Millis

Live Art Ireland is providing me the chance to become intimate with the complexity of working through experimental performative sculpture processes

— building pit kilns into the earth, conjuring glaze recipes out of raw materials, foraging found clay, and fabricating ceramic pieces as a response to previous ceramics making with Shurooq School for the Blind. During this process, I hope to dig deeper into my own positionality as a community-led artist. Why is it my right to do so?

The images and short video are of the pit kiln creation and pit firing process. The video-in-progress is currently titled “A Disabled Womxn Labours; Please Don’t Tell the Government”.

“A Disabled Womxn Labours; Please Don’t Tell the

Artist in Residence During August and September 2021 – Amanda Millis is originally from Texas but has been London based for some time. Amanda made a direct application to come and research her current project here and we were happy to accomodate her as a welcome guest. Amanda is in fact our test residency she is helping us figure out what works and what doesn’t here you can find out more about Amandas work here http://amanda-millis.squarespace.com/

Proposal

My practice explores anti-colonial possibility, through performance and trans-national collaboration. While at Live Art Ireland, I will explore the foliage of this anti-colonised site to perform healing rituals, such as creating plant-My practice explores anti-colonial possibility, through performance and trans-national collaboration. While at Live Art Ireland, I will explore the foliage of this anti-colonised site to perform healing rituals, such as creating plant-based bio-resins over an outdoor fire to heal cracks in small ceramic sculptures. The responsive ritual performance during this residency will be both recognisable and strange, drawing on the similarities and differences of experiencing colonialism as oppressor and oppressed.