Ulster University

Book Launch

Performance Art in Ireland: A History

Part of The Belfast International Festival of Performance Art

  1. Friday 13 March
  2. 20:00
  3. Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York St.
  1. Free Public Event

This is the first book devoted to the history and contemporary forms of Irish performance art in the north and south of Ireland. It brings together contributions by prominent Irish artists and major academics. It features rigorous critical and theoretical analysis as well as historical commentaries that provide an absorbing sense of the rich histories of performance art in Ireland.

Contributors: André Stitt, Karine Talec, Amanda Coogan, Anthony Sheehan, Danny McCarthy, Megs Morley, EL Putnam, Kate Antosik-Parsons, Helena Walsh, Michelle Browne, Fergus Byrne, Cliodhna Shaffrey, Áine Phillips.

"The collection makes a convincing case for the distinctiveness of Irish performance art, arising from the manner in which performance allowed artists in Ireland to address the specificity of their political, cultural and historical situation. Given the prominence of Ireland-based performance artists and their prolific output, a publication such as this is long overdue." - Heike Roms, Professor in Performance Studies, Aberystwyth University.

Edited¬†by Áine Phillips, published by Live Art Development Agency¬†and Intellect Books.