Galway Arts Centre:The Performance Collective
The Performance Collective – 16th July 2012 (Monday) – 29th July 2012 (Sunday) from 10:00 – 05:30. Subject to Ongoing Change
Galway Arts Centre & Galway Arts Festival present
The Performance Collective
Subject to Ongoing Change
14 days of live performance art
16-29th July 2012
Opening Reception Wednesday 18th of July 6pm.
Wednesday 18th July performance 10am – 12.30pm and 3 – 7pm. This event is part of the festival: Galway Arts Festival
22 July dusk to dawn performance 10pm – 4am
As part of the Galway Arts Festival The Performance Collective will present 14 days of live improvised performance art. The Performance Collective is a group of five leading performance artists from the visual arts in Ireland. They have worked together since 2007. Michelle Browne, Alex Conway, Pauline Cummins, Frances Mezzetti and Dominic Thorpe will present work that explores live improvisation and collaboration over time and in the presence of audience. Each day the group will perform for 4 hours with additional works dotted throughout the week. The work will be created and received in the same moment, as the artists perform together to explore action and interaction in a non-linear non-narrative form. The audience can experience the work at their own pace, and can come and go throughout the duration. This challenging new body of work that will be collaborative, improvised, durational and live, critically engages with how performance is presented in a gallery context and time structure.
The performance collective will also perform from Dawn to Dusk on Sunday 22nd of July from 10pm – 4am following the Macnas parade. Working with ideas of transformation and metamorphosis the artists will exploit the unique atmosphere of this time of the day.
The group is driven by the live experience and is dedicated to meaningful experience for artists and audience. Key to their work is authentic presence through performance, and how the relationships, energy and commitment of performers can generate real and intimate experiences between artists and audience. The Performance Collective creates vibrant collaborative work that challenges each member’s position as an individual artist while exploring the dynamics of working within a group. The Performance Collective has carved out a unique voice in contemporary visual art, presenting thought provoking, challenging work.
Venue: Galway Arts Centre,
47 Dominick Street, Galway.
tel: + 353 91 565 886 (Information and booking)