Live art Ireland presents a night of open studios from our current artists in residence in Milford House. These selected performance artists responded to the ‘Compression and Oppression’ open call on the theme of gender violence and the Ukrainian war. Be prepared to be challenged and fascinated as you are invited into the intimacy of a studio to observe the artist’s work in progress. The works in progress will welcome a small live audience and will also be broadcast live on zoom webinar. Refreshments provided.
Emma Brennan is an interdisciplinary artist from Dublin whose core practice is performative works with dough. Evoking the emotional, spiritual, and political symbolism of this living breathing material by kneading, pulling, and stretching. Brennan explores the definitions of what could constitute Irish femininity.
Amanda Hunt is an American artist and assumes the role of a cartographer by mapping a 5-acre field with a wooden contraption of their own making. Here, Hunt traces the systems of measurement for ownership, and instead uses measurement as a tool of intimacy with place.
Olivia Hassett is a Dublin based artist and pursues her performative practice in parallel with scientific and medical methodologies. Hasset is perched in the attic of the original 330 year old Milford House looking out at the forest of ancient trees surrounding the house. She is drawn to the 250 year old beech trees weighed down by 100,000’s of spiky beech mast.
Eduardo Amato is a performance artist from Brazil whose practice interrogates their Jewish identity in light of the Israeli – Palestine conflict, using the tropes of religion, ritual, and storytelling. Amato preforms the evolvement of cultural and religious identity as a safe place for criticism and debate.
Chinedum Muotto is an Irish artist fusing music and movement in a collaborative exchange of gestures with the audience. Chinedum’s practice is informed by his experience as an asylum seeker in Ireland and seeks to work with local communities by using the arts to disrupt the daily narratives around social injustices globally.
Live art Ireland’s other residencies include a Tipperary centenary commission for Irish artist Ella DeBurca. This is an artistic investigation into the significant achievements of Tipperary women during the civil war period. Also returning for a residency is Italian visual artist, Simona Pavoni. Accompanying her is Vittorio Messina and Kirolas Gad and they will perform an operatic work celebrating the Italian cornice stuccodores of Georgian Ireland.