We were really excited to be bringing Moot Moot to Live Collision this year. We’ve both previously presented work separately at the festival: Rosana with Walking:Holding in 2013, and Ivor with STUD in 2015, and we really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to get a glimpse into what’s happening in the performance scene in Ireland. We were thrilled to be invited there as Cade & MacAskill to introduce our collaborative practice to Dublin, reconnect with the local community, and hopefully make some new friends over a Guinness or two. We’ll be keeping in close contact with Lynnette to see what can happen in the future and still look forward bringing Moot Moot there at some point. Sending love to everyone!
— Rosana Cade
I wanted The Here Trio to be performing within the context of Live Collision International Festival this year for many reasons. The piece itself reflects on states of presence and memory and “being”, and explores the edges of these experiences which can lead to separation and conflict. Organising these thoughts and ideas in relation Brexit and the context of the piece’s commission by Maiden Voyage Dance in Belfast, to have presented at Live Collision 2020 would have given a supported home to this collaboration between dance, sound and film, as exploration of digital technology in performance in Dublin is mainly associated with Live Collision. The Here Trio was looking forward also to the openness and curiosity of the Live Collision audiences as we pushed into new ground with our work.
— Liz Roche —
I was lucky enough to attend Live Collision last year, and witnessed a festival that not only had the quality and variety worthy of international status, but that also felt linked by a direction and a programme of works you could trust. Each piece I experienced felt as if it was conceived with truthful integrity, with a starting point of bold and honest intent, with the aim to consider humanity rather than me, myself and I. Therefore I was delighted to be asked to screen our film as part of the 2020 programme, with the film’s key message being to look and really listen to the world around us. I felt it would be safe in the hands of Live Collision, and that the festival would recognise the importance of the subject matter and provide an audience that could learn from, debate and feel the content of the piece.
— Caroline Smith