For Culture Night, Live art Ireland presents a night of open studios from our current artists in residence in Milford House. These selected performance artists responded to the ‘Compression and Oppression’ open call on the theme of gender violence and the Ukrainian war. Be prepared to be challenged and fascinated as you are invited into the intimacy of a studio to observe the artist’s work in progress.
Running Order For the Event
Welcome drinks and food 8-8.30pm
8.30 pm – Olivia Hassett is a Dublin based artist and pursues her performative practice in parallel with scientific and medical methodologies. Hasset is perched in the attic of the original 330 year old Milford House looking out at the forest of ancient trees surrounding the house. She is drawn to the 250 year old beech trees weighed down by 100,000’s of spiky beech mast.
8.50 pm – Emma Brennan is an interdisciplinary artist from Dublin whose core practice is performative works with dough. Evoking the emotional, spiritual, and political symbolism of this living breathing material by kneading, pulling, and stretching. Brennan explores the definitions of what could constitute Irish femininity.
8.55 pm Tipperary centenary commission for Irish artist Ella DeBurca. This is an artistic investigation into the significant achievements of Tipperary women during the civil war period. Ella presents her work in progress in the form of a sound work.
Also returning for a residency is Italian visual artist,
9.05pm Also returning for a residency is Italian visual artist- Simona Pavoni. In the previous video ‘Body’ Simona Pavoni spoke about the physiology of a body. While in ‘Body’ the artist focused on something more biological, in ‘Weighing the heart’ it is all about feelings and gazes, the artist sought to evoke the world of the soul by inviting the spectator to reflect on the relationships she/he weaves between his inner world and the place she/he finds herself/himself in. Accompanying her on the residency were Vittorio Messina and Kirolas Gad
9.21pm Amanda Hunt is an American artist and assumes the role of a cartographer by mapping a 5-acre field with a wooden contraption of their own making. Here, Hunt traces the systems of measurement for ownership, and instead uses measurement as a tool of intimacy with place. Hunt has contributed to the screening programme and also has an installation in the Corn loft here at Milford House
9.30pm MJ Newell presents a light and sound installation in the main barn. It will also be screened for the Zoom in the red drawing room
9.45pm Eduardo Amato is a performance artist from Brazil whose practice interrogates their Jewish identity in light of the Israeli – Palestine conflict, using the tropes of religion, ritual, and storytelling. Amato preforms the evolvement of cultural and religious identity as a safe place for criticism and debate.
10.00pm Deej Fabyc presents a performance art impromptu in the Blue room here at Milford House
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Photo Emma Brennan 2022
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Born in Curitiba, Bachelor in Painting from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (2012) and Post-Graduation in Visual Poetics – EMBAP/Unespar (2014). In 2022 he participates in Kaaysa Residência in Boiçucanga / SP with Agnaldo Farias. In 2020 he is part of the painting follow-up group with Regina Parra and Rodolpho (2020) Parigi. In 2019, Workshop in performance with American artist Marlyn Arsen. In 2018, he performs accompaniment with Paulo Pasta at Instituto Tomie Otake. In 2017, he participated in the SESI Visual Arts Center under the guidance of Ricardo Basbaum. In 2016 she is selected for the Artist Residency program of the Fundação Bienal de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira in Portugal and in 2017 she participates in the XIX International Biennial in Portugal. In 2014, he participated in the 6 ENCUENTRO DE ACCIÓN EN VIVO Y DIFERIDO international performance meeting in Colombia and held a residency ACCIONARAR – Anolaima. The latest solo shows: Incidentally, at Galeria Soma in Curitiba in 2018 and in 2019 VIVO COM VIVO in Salvador at Galeria Canizares. Article published in International Interdisciplinary Journal of Visual Arts: ART&SENSORIUM with the article “In a report of the body”.
Image Still from performance Placenta 2022
Ella De Burca has been doing a special commision to commemorate the roles of women during the civil war in Tipperary. The residency takes place in one week blocks between August and November 2022 presenting the final outcomes at our Alive & Kicking event in December
I am interested in minimal / cyclic-objectual / open source / site responsive performance, tensioning fixed points and gaps for experimentation.
Establishing a vocabulary of domestic technologies as I install / (re)use / uninstall them with non-hermeneutic actions that I’ll give shape as they appear in performance.
With sharp focus, I let them take over time and space, tuning into a meditative and silent wave with slow actions and delicate gestures.
Step by step, with no storytelling one action leads to another in response to a relationship with the world based on presence (and absence) and not on meaning.
Eduardo Amato is a performance artist based in Curitiba BRASIL. Their practice is based on precepts arising from the relationship with artists from different places and understandings.
They have performed widely including at 39a e 42a p.ARTE (Curitiba, 2018 / 2019), Festival de Performance ZAZ at Bamat Meizag (Tel Aviv, 2017), Temporada de Performance – Festival de Teatro (Curitiba, 2019), Festival Temporal (Assunção, 2019), Festival Lacração (Vitória, 2019), Festival de Performances da Galeria Transparente (Rio de Janeiro, 2019) and Festival Corpos Críticos 02 (Rio de Janeiro, 2019); the 25o anniversary of Bienal Internacional de Curitiba (2018), Semana de Performances – Bienal Internacional de Curitiba (2017/ 2019) and BIFPA – Ulster University (Belfast, 2021 e 2022). They have completed several residencies, including Bauhaus-Universität (Weimar, 2010), Hochschule Wismar (Wismar, 2013), Pivô (São Paulo, 2020) and Live Art Ireland – Ealaín Bheo Centre for Art Research and Development at Milford House (Borrisokane, 2022).
Frequently engaged with open source performances, open sessions, gatherings, group performances, etc where they performed with Bbeyond at Performance Monthly / Belfast UK, PAErsche / Köln DE and SITE / Folkestone UK in 2022.
Caelan has been involved in art and architecture for three decades. Educated at the
American University in Paris, the Architectural Association London and the Southern
California Institute of Architecture Los Angeles, she’s worked in a range of disciplines for
architects Frank Gehry, Nasrine Seraji and Don Bates as well as American artists Bill
Viola, Jeff Koons, Mary Miss and Peter Erskine.
On moving to Ireland in 1999, she gained eco-architecture experience with Solearth
Ecological Architecture (Dublin) and since 2004 runs her practice incorporating
ecological principles into residential and public commissions throughout Ireland.
Alongside her architectural work, she has made art projects and curated & designed
installations for many decades (see www.caelanbristow.com). In the late 1990s, she
exhibited “Dead Horse” in Los Angles and New York. In Ireland, she exhibited “Clop”
(2006) at the Birr Arts Festival and “Dong” (2006) at the Electric Picnic. She curated the
Birr Arts Festival from 2004-2006, designed & managed the 160th anniversary Student Art
& Design show at Ulster University Belfast in 2009, project-managed the Irish Showcase
at Dutch Design Week 2015 and developed community art projects with Open House
Limerick Education (2012-2017), “Re-possession” for Eva Biennal Limerick (2012), and
“Slowweave” with Slow Architecture (2010-2011). Current art/design facilitation projects
include working with the community of Kilcormac, Co. Offaly on a Creative Ireland
Climate Action Project, “ReImagine Workers Villages” and developing a walking trail of
environmental projects from the past 4 decades of Limerick’s Eva Art Biennal.
Since 2017, she’s been renovating a 200 year old 3-storey stone house in Cloughjordan,
Co. Tipperary. She’s a member of the RIAI Sustainability Task Force and of Irish
Architects Declare, as well as Treasurer of Live Art Ireland.