Introduction to Performance Art // 6 Weeks of Workshops w/ Tara Carroll

Wednesday  14 August  2019  6:30 PM    Wednesday  14 August  2019 8:30 PM
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Introduction to Performance Art // 6 Week Course // Every Wednesday Evening from 14th August // 18.30 – 20.30 // Block - T

Performance art is an interdisciplinary art form that brings together elements of time, space, materials, body, and audience. The artist uses the body as the medium, the tool and the subject to present an action or series of actions, which become the artwork. The medium, which is ephemeral, urgent, reactive and boundary-defying, directly engages with social reality and politics of identity.

Performance art has a dynamic history in Ireland and it continues to grow strongly today. Performance art is a raw and very accessible way to engage in creativity and art. If you are an active performance artist, an artist looking to go beyond your artistic boundaries or a person plainly interested in creativity these series of workshops will provide a safe space to learn and develop skills to create artworks engaging in performance art. I will work with your individual level and strength so that experienced and non-experienced people may apply.

Over the 6 workshops, we will explore the different approaches to performance art through a variety of exercises. An emphasis will be placed on idea generation and development of your own creative process to execute performance art works. Every week we will build on your performative confidence by performing the products of the exercises to each other. In addition, writing and discussion will aid to respondency and evaluation of art works. The main aim for these workshops is for each individual to produce a finished performance art work that they are confident with. After the course, which is an option, the finished work will be showcased to a public audience in Block – T or in a gallery space that is yet to be confirmed.

Course Fee: € 140 // College students can receive discounted rate at €120

Deposit of €50 to secure your place and the balance due at the first workshop

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More about the tutor // Tara Carroll is an artist, curator and workshop facilitator based in Dublin. She graduated from IADT’s BA Visual Art Practice in 2015. Her work is predominantly performance, which transcends into other mediums such as textiles, installation, video and photography. She has performed extensively at multiple exhibitions and events in galleries such as the RHA, Project Arts Centre, Mart, The Library Project and the Complex. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the performance and curatorial collective called 4D Space. She is also the coordinator for Dublin Live Art Festival since 2013. Tara Carroll as a curator focuses on developing opportunities in particular for performance art, as she is passionate about the potency and importance of the medium. She also aids this development through the facilitation of workshops.

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