Dublin Live Art Festival 2016 will take place in MART, Rathmines 10-14 August 2016
Taking place over five days and nights in MART, an artist-led, self-sustaining organisation for the development and promotion of contemporary art, DLAF16 will immerse you in this intriguing site and fascinating art form.
In this year of the centenary of our own Rising as well as international instability and Brexit, our DLAF16 artists will investigate concepts of “the personal is political” to reflect the unrepresented through live art and our connections between personal experience and larger social and political structures.
You can check out our full DLAF16 programme in the FESTIVAL section below.
Be excited. Be inspired. Be there.
Following our two-part programme last year (July/ November), which reflected the huge variety and extraordinary quality of Irish live performance art, this year we have invited artists from further afield including Croatia, Nigeria and Ghana via London to showcase their amazing work and expand our experience of international live art.
Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF) was founded in 2012 by live performance artist and curator Níamh Murphy. The aim of DLAF is to “build on the thriving live art community working in Ireland today, while also making connections with international live art makers”.
Visitors to DLAF are surprised, stimulated, inspired, moved, stirred and shaken up by our dynamic programme. With a variety of diverse events happening throughout the festival in a range of gallery, historic and on-street sites, there’s something for everyone.
DLAF recognises and celebrates the huge surge in interest and production of live performance art in Ireland and abroad today. We invest in the future and sustainability of Irish live performance art by uniting artists and curators to produce new work for new audiences. We believe that sharing skills, knowledge and experience through our seminar series serves to strengthen our live performance art community.
DLAF maintains a cross-disciplinary approach to forge links between the many different facets of live performance art. We invite overseas artists to make work in Ireland and build relationships with Irish artists and venues with a view to opening up possibilities for exchange and we strive to make live performance art more accessible to a wider audience with our public and on-street performances.
Niamh Murphy is the DLAF Festival Director. She has made and curated live art in Ireland and internationally since 2004 and founded DLAF in 2012 as a way to unite and connect groups and individuals curating live art within the visual arts and beyond.
Francis Fay is a performance artist and studio member at MART Dublin. He is one of the founding members of LIVESTOCK which is a bi monthly live art event in Dublin to support and promote artists presenting experimental performance based work.
Eleanor Lawler is a performance and video artist. She co-curates LIVESTOCK with Francis Fay and has exhibited her own performance work in Europe and in the US. She lives and works in Dublin and has curated and organised various DLAF events for the past four years.
Dr. EL (Emily Lauren) Putnam is a visual artist, scholar, and writer working predominately in performance art, video, sound, and interactive media. Originally from Boston, EL is now based in Dublin. After performing with DLAF last year, this is the first year EL will be curating work in DLAF15.
Dr. Katherine Nolan is a performance artist and lecturer at UAL, London. She is performance curator at MART. She has performed and exhibited internationally in Europe, America & Asia. After curating an event in our 2014 programme, Katherine is now an integral part of the DLAF curation team.
Tara Carroll is a performance artist that also works in video and installation. She is also the co-founder of the 4D Space collective which focuses on the collaboration of various aspects of new media. Since DLAF 2014, she works as our on hand co-ordinator on site at the festival.
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Art Lot- Dublin is a year long project by a group of artists to sequentially transform a derelict site into a platform for art. Website