Alive and KickingOn 30 November 2022 by Deej_Fabyc1
7pm 9th of December At Live Art Ireland at Milford House Tipperary and available online
We will be presenting Performances by Ella De Burca & Olivia Hasset alongside a screening of Venus Patels performative film Eggshells additionally we have made a members call out for work and additional films and performances will be presented on the night. This performance and screening night is our final event night of the year – come and have drink and a chat and see some spectacular live art
Ella De Burca will be presenting the results of her research residency in the form of a performance looking at lives of Tipperary women both at the centenary of the civil war and today. It will take the form of a sound piece, a voice utilising poetry and song to pay tribute to the women of Tipperary in the past but also in the future. Moving between abstractions and descriptions the piece will serve as a reflection on Ella’s time at Milford House and her research into the civil war era, as well as Ella’s longstanding engagement with women’s rights.
Olivia Hassett will perform ‘perforation’ live in the formal red drawing room in Milford House as part of Alive and Kicking. ‘Perforation’ is the culmination of Hassetts research completed during her residency in Milford House over the summer. Engaging with a life size mesh made from plastic flagging tape and a sculpture pierced by numerous painted beech nuts Hassett will explore the complex relationships we have with the visceral female body. ‘Perforation’ will seek to break down, repair and build a new provisional whole, one that recognises the bodies lived experience in relation to place and time.
Venus Patel – presents her short film Eggshells -“As Venus tries to process the event, the egg becomes its own symbol as it shows her journey of emotions, from sadness to internalised/externalised anger to finally acceptance and growth. The film uses performance, music, and dance in order to tumble through this journey. Venus’s references to cinema and theatre create a different feel for each segment of the film.” The Independant ‘Eggshells‘ is an experimental short film that deals with her experience of an anti trans hate crime in which she was egged and yelled at.
Alive and Kicking is our annual curated Members Event where current and new members are invited via call out out to present work along side some performances and films that are curated from our residencies during the the year.
The theme for this call out is about addressing adversity, following on from our compression and oppression residency which asked residents to consider violence, war or gender based oppression.
Alive and Kicking refers both to the collective journey we have all been on with lockdowns and perhaps loss of loved ones and the greater global picture how do we survive and fight back?
Confirmed selected artist members – click on names to view further information
Daniele Minns, Paul Regan, Mariya Hoyin, Sandra Corrigan Breathnach, Kane Stonestreet, & Paola Catizone
Image Ella De Burca
Thank you to Tipperary Arts Office for the funding for this event