LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016 // SPECIAL EDITION // Nov – Dec 2016
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE is 50 and LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is one of 9 companies/artists programmed as part of Project Arts Centre’s 50th Birthday Season in Autumn 2016.
We have been bursting to share this news, our festival takes place annually in Spring each year but for this special occasion on the birthday of our first love and festival home Live Collision International Festival will take place in Autumn, for one year only. Thank you to audiences for your patience around enquiries about this years festival and we can’t wait to see you all a little later then usual! We couldn’t resist the invitation to present a very special edition of LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL to celebrate the extraordinary PROJECT ARTS CENTRE which is the life blood of Ireland’s contemporary cultural scene.
Live Collision International Festival is Ireland’s leading festival of Live Art, with an international programme that will permeate the city across live performance and digital platforms including dialogues, exhibitions and publications with work never before shown in Ireland.
LIVE COLLISION CREATES EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES FOR AUDIENCES AND SUPPORTS THE MOST CHALLENGING ARTISTS AND IDEAS OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE.
The festival programme will be announced later this year. Live Collision International Festival 2016 // SPECIAL EDITION is presented as part of Project 50, a season of work celebrating 50 years of Project Arts Centr which includes : Butterflies and Bones by Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Heresy by Roger Doyle and Eric Fraad, Mainstream by Jim Culleton and Rosaleen McDonagh, One Time Season by Pan Pan, Precious Metal by John Scott Dance, Danse Morob by Olwen Fouéré and Laurent Gaudé, this is an irish dance by Jean Butler and Neil Martin, and The Wild curated by Tessa Giblin Project Arts Centre – Visual Arts.
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WE ARE LIVE | WE LIVE ART
Live Collision International Festival is expressing a need for the acknowledgement of the contexts and conditions in which we live. Constructing a set of enquiries and considerations around the nuances of our humanity. What does it mean to be human? What pushes our desires and our fantasies? What creates meaning? Where does reality reside? What sustains our curiosity? What is our shared ethos? What are our cultural understandings? What provokes our sense of self and selfhood? What makes us communal and in communion with others? What distance must exist between us? What territories divide us and unite us? What challenges must we share? What joy can we celebrate together?
Live Collision International Festival is building a community, carving a space, blurring the edges between the real and the imagined, and placing us in proximity to each other and the condition of things.
WE ARE IN PROXIMITY
Established in 2009 by Lynnette Moran, Festival Director & Founder, Live Collision has grown a reputation as the leading curatorial model of live art in Ireland; a curated platform for exceptional performance makers, bringing some of the most exciting national and international artists to Dublin with works never before shown in Ireland. Invited artists, both make and present challenging new works that encourage audiences to experience live performance in fresh new ways. Together we actively explore the proximity between ‘liveness’ and ‘performance’, between the collective experience and the isolated encounter.