Feminism and the Body in Performance

A symposium addressing issues of the language, politics and practices around women lives and bodies.

Feminism and the Body in Performance: Current Practices

Performances: Sunday 7th of June 1-6pm

Presentation of Papers: Saturday 13th of June 10am-6pm

MART Gallery and Studios

Rathmines, Dublin

Keynote speaker: Dr.Tina Kinsella

Featuring: Research and Performances by Poppy Jackson

Organising Chair: Dr. Katherine Nolan

The symposium, Feminism and the Body in Performance: Current Practices aims to bring together theorists and practitioners concerned with issues of the language, politics and practices around women lives and bodies.  The event, comprised of papers and performances will provide a forum to  frame current issues of concern for feminist practices, arising from performance art practice. It will address questions such as: what issues are the urgent issues facing women in Ireland and internationally today? What forms of disruption, agitation and resistance can be deployed to raise awareness and elicit change? 

Through critical debate and dialogue, it will present such issues in the context of international practices and debates and consider how they might be articulated, resisted and contested through live art and performance in Ireland today.

Performances Sunday  7th of June 1-6pm

Olivia Hassett
Poppy Jackson (UK)
Kate Liston (UK)
Eleanor Lawler
Morgan and Richards (NZ)
Niamh Murphy
Miriam Needham
Katherine Nolan
Matthew O’Dwyer
El Putnam

Papers – Saturday 13th of June 10am-6pm


Dr. Tina Kinsella (NCAD, TCD, DIT)
Poppy Jackson (Performance Space, London)­
Dr. Helena Walsh (Independent Artist & Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A)
Dr. Áine Phillips (Author of Performance Art in Ireland: A History)
Niamh  Murphy (Director, Dublin Live Art Festival)
Dr Laura McAtackney (School of Social Justice, UCD)
Dr Silvia Loeffler (IRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Maynooth University)
Laura O'Connor (PhD Candidate Ulster University)
Jade Montserrat (Independent Researcher, London)
Prof. Sally J Morgan (Massey University New Zealand)
Emma Campbell & Siobhán Clancy (Alliance for Choice Northern Ireland and Abortion Rights Campaign )
Ciara L. Murphy (Independent Researcher)
Ann Maria Healy (Independent Artist)

Also Featuring :

Performance artefact  by Máiréad Delaney

Lynda Phlean’s An Experiment in Life Drawing which continues 13th and 14th of June 7-10pm at MART


Booking via MART Website/Event brite


Enquiries to katherine@mart.ie