Mobile Encounters

Mobile Encounters: Documenting the Early Years of Performance Art in Ireland

‘somebody else’s mouth’, 2014. Performance by Dominic Thorpe. Photography by Joseph Carr

I initiated and co-curated this project with Jennifer Fitzgibbon and Mark Maguire for the Project Space at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Mobile Encounters presents a selection of ephemera and artworks documenting the early years of performance art in Ireland.

The exhibition is curated in partnership between the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) and IMMA. NIVAL is a public research resource that holds the world’s largest collection of documentary information on Irish 20th and 21st century art.   Drawing on both national collections, the exhibition traces the people, organisations and events that contributed to shaping a culture of ‘mobile encounters’ for performance art from the early 1970s to the late 1990s.

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