OFFSITE PERFORMANCE | EVE VAUGHAN & MITCH CONLON | 126 ARTIST-RUN GALLERY | GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL | 16 – 29 JULY 2012
126 in association with the Galway Arts Festival present:
16th – 29th July 2012
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Julie Fiala and Eve Vaughan embarked on a series of collaborations at the beginning of 2011. The Video piece “Lay of the Land; Dublin” took place in March. The idea for the action came about from conversations on the nature of “Divide and Conquer”. A strategy employed by political and military interests in order to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into smaller parts. The thinking being that people would be too busy arguing amongst themselves to have the solidarity needed to fend off enemies.
The north and south of Dublin have traditionally been seen as separate in terms of sociological and economic mindsets, and although in a state of perpetual motion the division still remains in the psyche of the city. This piece takes place on O’Connell Bridge, the inner meeting point of the north and south of the city.
Eve Vaughan (Galway) is a contemporary theatre and live art practitioner who specialises in making performances and installations in public spaces. Alongside working independently of theatre and art spaces, she has presented as part of festivals and with the support of art galleries in Galway, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Amsterdam, New York and London. In conjunction with her arts practice she uses drama as a developmental and exploratory tool for working with young people. Julie Fiala (Queìbec City) recently returned to Canada after more than seven years living in Britain, then the north of Ireland. A performance artist and cultural activist, she has presented her artistic and academic work in Ontario, the Czech Republic, Russia, Belfast, Dublin, London, Yorkshire, Scotland and New York. She has been the Programme Director of Modern Fuel Artist- Run Centre (Kingston, Canada, 2002-04) and has received artistic and academic awards, including a Commonwealth Scholarship for studies in England.
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Fackin wine-ese, right we’ll head up the No.10 shop for the snear and get a bottle a bucky, throw it in the jacket jim. Yeah sure yer man owes a ball of tax, he’ll throw ya out a bottle no bother hey. Sure we’ll kip back in the van, certified qualitay. Faack, how are we gonna make it through the arts festival’.
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1pm – 6pm (16th – 29th July)