Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 – Come Together
will take place in The Complex, Dublin 7, 17-20 August
Following our focus on diversity in last years DLAF, in 2017 Dublin Live Art Festival will focus on ideas of unity and the commonalities we share through our exciting programme – Come Together. DLAF17 will invite artists who are connected through subject, vision and context along with artists whose practice crosses over into mainstream media, entertainment and culture presenting exciting and stimulating visual, sonic and embodied performance experiences to a new Dublin audience.
In Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 we will continue to bring artists whose work had never been shown in Ireland and expand our programme with artists from different cultures and backgrounds, giving our audience an opportunity to engage with these diverse voices and bodies. In 2017 we will continue to show new work and attract new audiences through our public exhibitions and varied programme.
Since its inception in 2012, DLAF has partnered with LIVESTOCK a Dublin based performance platform “who bring their own unique addition and cultural value by providing a valuable firsthand experience of live performance art.” LIVESTOCK provides a platform for both emerging and more established performance artists to access audiences, facilitating them in developing their work and finding further opportunities for their practice. As the only remaining regular platform for live performance art in Dublin, Dublin Live Art Festival 2017 is delighted to continue strengthening our special relationship with LIVESTOCK , helping to bring fresh Irish live art to the fore.
DLAF invests in the future of live art by hosting seminar events and performance-based workshops allowing participants to engage in the art-form as practicioners, documenters and writers. We feel this is hugely important for the art-form and will continue to focus on documenting and creating a language around this vibrant art form by facilitating these vital workshops.
We can see our full DLAF17 programme in the FESTIVAL section below.
Be excited. Be inspired. Be there.
Dublin Live Art Festival History
Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF) was founded in 2012 by live performance artist and curator Níamh Murphy. The aim of DLAF is to “build on the thriving live art community working in Ireland today, while also making connections with international live art makers”.
Visitors to DLAF are surprised, stimulated, inspired, moved, stirred and shaken up by our dynamic programme. With a variety of diverse events happening throughout the festival in a range of gallery, historic and on-street sites, there’s something for everyone.
DLAF recognises and celebrates the huge surge in interest and production of live performance art in Ireland and abroad today. We invest in the future and sustainability of Irish live performance art by uniting artists and curators to produce new work for new audiences. We believe that sharing skills, knowledge and experience through our seminar series serves to strengthen our live performance art community.
DLAF maintains a cross-disciplinary approach to forge links between the many different facets of live performance art. We invite overseas artists to make work in Ireland and build relationships with Irish artists and venues with a view to opening up possibilities for exchange and we strive to make live performance art more accessible to a wider audience with our public and on-street performances.
Niamh Murphy is the DLAF Festival Director. She has made and curated live art in Ireland and internationally since 2004 and founded DLAF in 2012 as a way to unite and connect groups and individuals curating live art within the visual arts and beyond.
Francis Fay is a performance artist and studio member at MART Dublin. He is one of the founding members of LIVESTOCK which is a bi monthly live art event in Dublin to support and promote artists presenting experimental performance based work.
Dr. EL (Emily Lauren) Putnam is a visual artist, scholar, and writer working predominately in performance art, video, sound, and interactive media. Originally from Boston, EL is now based in Dublin. After performing with DLAF last year, this is the first year EL will be curating work in DLAF15.
Tara Carroll is a performance artist that also works in video and installation. She is also the co-founder of the 4D Space collective which focuses on the collaboration of various aspects of new media. Since DLAF 2014, she works as our on hand co-ordinator on site at the festival.
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MART: Providing Creative Platforms // Studios, Galleries and Event Spaces to foster and promote artistic endeavours. WEBSITE
VAI: The Representative Body for Visual Artists in Ireland. WEBSITE
PAF LIVE: Aims to promote and publicise Live Art taking place in Ireland now. WEBSITE
Art Lot- Dublin is a year long project by a group of artists to sequentially transform a derelict site into a platform for art. Website