Live Collision international festival is coming to the Project Arts Center in Dublin this week

LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL showcases some of the most daring and captivating works of our time and is considered the leading model for curating live art in Ireland.

Taking place over four days this week, 27-30 April 2022 at the Project Arts Center in Dublin, the festival showcases artists of exceptional caliber – from pioneering international artists doing groundbreaking work across the globe, to the next generation of Ireland’s most exciting performance makers. .

The Live Collision festival program (artists & works of art) urgently explores topics such as class, race, rhetoric, migration, mental health, feminism, identity, gender, sexuality, access, equality and displacement.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Cade & MacAskill (Rosana Cade & Ivor MacAskill) present the digital edition of their brand new work The Making of Pinocchio following its international debut which was critically acclaimed at Tramway (Glasgow) and premiered online at The Take Me Somewhere Festival (May 2021).

Brokentalkers returns with their critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning work, The Examination, exploring mental health and human rights in the prison system. Portrayed by Gary Keegan of Brokentalkers and comedian and former prisoner Willie White.

Ireland’s most sought-after interdisciplinary artist, Trinidadian-Irish artist Maïa Nunes, brings the second orbit in a new series of immersive and experimental performance works, Solas, Channeling the Sun. An offering of light. Incorporating original sound design and musical composition, with live instrumentation and vocal improvisation.

Using advanced AI technology, dance and music, Glimmer asks; how to embrace virtual landscapes and digital lives while keeping our beautiful human idiosyncrasies sacred? Directed by Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ní Bhraonáin, choreographed in collaboration with Roisin Harten. This new work will take place in the public space, a disused commercial space (6 – 7 St. Stephen’s Green ex-TopShop) using the latest technological innovations in collaboration with Algorithm.

Object Permanence by Kat Hawkins (UK) is an early solo dance presentation that asks questions about how long it takes to get things done. Constructing a landscape of stiffness, Kat takes us intimately into the relationship between the disabled body and assistive devices, revealing a world of joy, companionship and sensuality.

House of Origin is a body of multimedia research on Ballroom culture and the possibilities of building Ballroom for Black queer community and gender euphoria in an Irish context by Origins Eile. House of Origin includes a new video project, recorded interviews with some of Ballroom’s icons, voice responses submitted by our black queer community here in Ireland.

Dublin-based multidisciplinary artist ALYXIS premiered his debut EP “RUSH” via FACT MAG in April 2021. ALYXIS will be releasing new music in April with Berlin-based label DiaxDem. XOIOXO is a top notch live performance; an intimate encounter with the vast electronic range of this incredible artist, which will close the festival.

For program and ticket details, visit http://www.livecollision.com/programme-2022/

Darcy J. Skinner