Live Art / 25-27 April 2024

Live Collision International Festival

Live Collision, Ireland’s premiere Live Art festival, presents a curated festival programme including some of the most challenging and groundbreaking artists across contemporary culture. A succinct and deeply considered invitation to audiences to experience and engage across artworks, installations, workshops and salons to connect live performance with land, sea, environment and the intersection of class, race, equality, displacement, climate and world ecologies. 

LCIF2024 welcomes internationally regarded creatives including – Malik Nashad Sharpe (aka marikiscrycrycry) comes to Ireland for the very first time with a brand new touring solo work Goner, utilising the formal tools of solo authorship and the aesthetics of horror to create radical visual culture from the marginalised perspective, and to tease out and establish a Black tradition of horror for the live context’. Ebun Sodipo presents the world premiere of Vitoria, a live theatrical performance that will focus on Vitoria, an enslaved African trans woman living in Lisbon in the 17th century; Harun Morrison proposes an Environmental Justice Question workshop, Whose fantasies are we living in? Ireland based artists include Maia Nunes screening of LAKE BURST accompanied by a collaboration with Writer & Independent Curator Diana Bamimeke who will curate and lead a special event designed to engage audiences with the themes and resonances of the work; FATIMA is a rare and intimate live music session with Farah Elle; Africanfuturism meets sensual pop with BLACKMAGICRAWR who promise to delve into uncharted territories alongside salons, DJ sets and a public artwork inviting audiences to ceremoniously deliver The Smiling Sea Star after The Smiling Sun back to the elements.

Make sure to join us for two deadly DJ sets in the Project Bar on Friday 26th April and Saturday 27th April to close off the festival!

Friday 26th April

Live Collision Lates! Guest DJ’s from 10pm

Saturday 27th April

Live Collision Lates! Guest DJ’s from 9:30pm

FULL PROGRAMME AT PROJECT!

Environmental Justice Questions Workshop with Artist Harun Morrison

Thurs 25th April | 4 – 6pm | The Cube

Which song reminds you of the collapse of our planet? Whose fantasies are we living in? Environmental Justice Questions is a compilation of questions for discussion and debate.

LAKE BURST

Thurs 25th April | 7pm | The Cube

Lake Burst by Maïa Nunes is the interdisciplinary artist’s latest site-specific performance artwork in the form of a short film, directed by Clodagh Farrelly.

FATIMA: Farah Elle

Thurs 25ht April | 9pm | The Cube

FATIMA promises to be a mesmerizing evening as Farah weaves traditional North African melodies with her contemporary style of playing, celebrating her Libyan roots and Irish heritage in a harmonious blend.

BLACKMAGICRAWR

Friday 26th April | 7pm | The Cube

As spring blossoms, BLACKMAGICRAWR will envelop us in a blaze of sonic intimacy that will leave us rocking to our core, unleashing a symphony of industrial beats and expressions, promising an electrifying journey into the depths of sonic sensuality.

Vitoria : Buraco by Ebun Sodipo

Friday 26th April | 9pm | The Cube

Vitoria : Buraco is a live theatrical performance by Ebun Sodipo that will focus on Vitoria, an enslaved African trans woman living in Lisbon in the 17th century.

Goner : marikiscrycrycry

Sat 27th April | 8:30pm | The Cube

This work follows this figure on a sensuous, suspense-filled and fearsome choreographic journey into the psychological depths of the Goner’s horror.

The Smiling Sea Star after The Smiling Sun

Running from Thurs 25th – Sat 27th April | Free to attend | Project Foyer

The Smiling Sea Star /  Starfish takes after Anne Lund’s anti-nuclear icon, The Smiling Sun (1975). This art installation is free to attend in our foyer for the duration of Live Collision International Festival 2024.

Free to attend, no ticket needed.

Environmental Justice Questions Workshop at Dublin Port

Sat 27th April | €10 | Project Foyer & Dublin Port

Which song reminds you of the collapse of our planet? Whose fantasies are we living in? Environmental Justice Questions is a compilation of questions for discussion and debate. Enjoy this workshop with Harun Morrison in the beautiful surrounds of Dublin Port.

Ceremonious Walk to Dublin Port with ‘The Smiling Sea Star after The Smiling Sun’

Sat 27th April | Free, ticketed | Meet at Project Foyer

Live Collision International Festival invites you to meet at Project Arts Centre on Saturday 27th March at 11am to take a ceremonious walk along the River Liffey to Dublin Port and towards the Irish Sea with their art installation ‘The Smiling Sea Star after The Smiling Sun‘.

Accessibility

If you require assistance for your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us at access@projectartscentre.ie or call 01 8819 613. You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here.

Funding

Live Collision is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council Arts Office.

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