Dublin Live Art Festival 2015 launches on 19 November with Access, an immersive evening of performance and participatory events that invite the public to access and re-imagine Grangegorman, the former psychiatric facility recently redeveloped to house the Dublin Institute of Technology. Artists Francis Fay, El Putnam, Robbie Blake, Katherine Atkinson, Sea of Okhotsk and Catherine Barragry will offer engaging experiences that will awaken this now public site.

The artists will interpret and respond to the site through performance, presenting a variety of unexpected and stimulating experiences:

  • Sea of Okhotsk: a ritualistic drone/photographic performance project. A collaboration between the drone musicians James O’Gorman, James Fortune, Ger Barry and photographer Helio León.
  • The Night of Mirrors: a circuitous spectacle by Francis Fay, navigating his way through the college grounds, engaging with audiences.
  • Robbie Blake will perform Pink Tank, a 20 minute one-to-one performance about gender and identity looking at how these are found or expressed in and through voice.
  • Katherine Atkinson will engage audiences in the surroundings of DIT with local stories and a smattering of folklore.
  • El Putnam expands our understanding of movement in and around space.

Access will offer audiences vibrant, sensory and thought-provoking ways to engage with a site and an art form that you may only have heard about, and never experienced.

Location: St Laurence’s Church, Rathdown House and Grangegorman DIT Grounds, Dublin 7
Date: Thursday 19 November
Time: 17.00- 21.00
Cost: Free



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