Live @ 8 is a multi-disciplinary Live Art event that has been running every two months at Bar 8, The Docks in Galway city since April 2008. Since then, the organisers; Áine Phillips, Vivienne dick and Maeve Mulrennan, have hosted hundreds of artists works in Bar 8, Galway. It also has an open policy for working with other curators, and invites a guest curator for most events.
Now Live @ 8 is going on tour and will present an exciting programme of Live art, video and installation in Limerick's successful Occupy Space.
The theme of the night is presenting Galway to Limerick and will feature new work from a plethora of Galway-based or Galway-associated Visual Artists and film makers. Live @ Occupy is the kick-off venue in a tour which will also include events in The guesthouse, Cork and The Trades Club, Sligo later this year.
The event is free, and viewers should expect the unexpected: Live Performance throughout the evening, a film and artist’s video programme and music by Galway based artist Dave Callan. The night will conclude with a performance by a special guest, based in Limerick, who has been asked to respond to Live @ 8's objective to support a Live Art audience in alternative spaces.
The event will include video work from Galway based emerging film maker Michael Ryan, new performances by knee-jerk (who people may know from their last performance in Limerick: a giant pass-the-parcel along Catherine St), Ann Maria Healy and Victoria McCormack. Audiences will also be treated to the premiere of a new film installation work by Vivienne Dick and Áine Phillips, inspired by Phillips' performance 'Redress' and the research of film maker Edwaerd Muybridge. Watch out for posters and updates on Occupy's website for the full listing of amazing artists.