Living Process (We Act)On 22 September 2022 by Deej_Fabyc1
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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