The Future of Performance

Live Collision International Festival will explode out of Project cube and across the city into public spaces, hidden locations, basement flats, rooftop gardens, cupboards, doorways, billboards, clubs, mobile devices and GPS systems. It will be a mixture of live performance, the sonic, the digital, architectural, geographical, the durational, performative installations, the dialogical, the soapbox, the bombastic, the trivial, the experiential, the individual, the collective…

Live Collision International Festival will bring together live experiences emboldened and enlivened by artists and audiences alike, creating performative experiences and encounters yet to be imagined. The edges of the performance space have been blurred, the line between the performative and the real will intersect and cross over, the everyday will step inside extraordinary ‘live’ performance moments. Where it begins and where it ends will be in your hands. The Future of Performance is yet undecided, come and be part of imagining just how ‘live’ we want live performance to be.

Live Collision International Festival brings the work of some of the most exciting national and international contemporary artists to Dublin with works never before presented in Ireland. Established in 2009, Live Collision has grown a reputation as an exciting curatorial model of live art and future performance practices, presenting genre-defying performance and live experiences for audiences.

Join us in April for a mind-blowing programme of explosive works – stay tuned for further details and for ways to part-take – ‘It is not just about putting on shows, it is about having a dialogue with the city and creating fresh experiences for audiences. It’s an invitation to come together and to collectively consider the conditions we find ourselves in, to look back to the past, to experience the present and to imagine the future. It is as much about the individuals who become the audience as it is about the artists, in the structure of Live Collision one is only active when in a state of ‘collision’ with the other, the outcomes are undecided.’ – Lynnette Moran, Festival Director

Full festival programme will be announced soon.

Live Collision International Festival is supported by Arts Council Ireland’s Festival and Events Scheme, Project Arts Centre, Dance Ireland, Dublin Fringe Festival’s Fringe Lab, Trinity College, The Lir, NCAD, Dublin City Council, Create, The European Learning Network, LADA (Live Art Development Agency), British Council and many more.