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Live Collision International Festival 2017 will take part over several phases, the first of which will take place from 19 – 23 April 2017, focusing on work presented in the formal space at Project Arts Centre.

Live Collision presents some of the most daring and beautiful work for our time. For this year’s festival we will once again present seminal national and international artists with works never before shown in Ireland. With an inter-generational approach and continuous investigation around how and why we make live work.

Artists include the legendary Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw (Split Britches of US & UK fame), Ireland based artist Amanda Coogan, Ultimate Dancer (aka Louise Ahl), Megan Kennedy (of JUNK ENSEMBLE), Dick Walsh and Hester Chillingworth; each work boldly asking us (the festival audience) to consider our place in culture, in society, in the world, in the grand scheme of things. From seismic questions on race, gender and identity to gentle agitations with rip roaring energy in equal measure.

Full details on all of this, plus our initiatives / publications / salons / residencies/ and artist call outs can be found here.


Are you interested in live performance, and/or trans activism, consciousness-raising queer art, the mobilisation of politic, carving a central space for trans identity, engaging with trans people across the community, and/or writing back against the cisgender narrative of being trans in Ireland? If so, the TRANS LIVE ART SALON Residency might be for you.

After an extremely positive first iteration of the residency in 2016 we are delighted to continue to grow the TRANS LIVE ART SALON and residency as part of LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017: Part 1 where we will present a festival residency for artists in all media, arts workers and other interested parties of all generations from gender minorities (e.g. transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, genderqueer, agender, non-cis intersex). It will take place during the festival from 19 – 23 April 2017.

Find more information and the application form here.