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Malleable Artworks: An Introduction to Performance Art with Amanda Coogan

  • The Lyric 55 Ridgeway Street Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 5FB United Kingdom (map)
photo: Bernard O’Rourke

photo: Bernard O’Rourke

Booking required, please register here.

Catalyst Arts is proud to present a workshop on performance and live art with Amanda Coogan as part of FIX19.

Live performances are ever shifting, malleable artworks with four significant elements; Site, Time, Audience and Performer(s). This workshop will focus on the individual artists body as art material and will explore, through simple exercises, methodologies of communicating with your body, materials and concepts. Using your body as a material in your practice is a significant formal, emotional and conceptual step for an artist. With this in mind, the broad discipline of performance studies can be of use in equipping us with knowledge that crosses disciplines and enriches our practice. Performance art is a wide and varied form. 

Please note that on participating in this workshop you will be asked to come prepared with a performance with consideration of costume, props and action. Wear flexible, warm and waterproof clothes (we may be outside for some time.) Please also bring a handheld mirror and 1 glass for water (no plastic)

This workshop is open to anyone over the age of 18, no previous experience is required, however spaces are limited so please ensure you are fully committed to taking a space before purchasing. 

Amanda Coogan (Belfast, UK)

Amanda Coogan is an internationally recognised and critically acclaimed artist working across the media of live art, performance, sculpture and installation. Her extraordinary work is challenging, provocative and always visually stimulating. Using gesture and context she makes allegorical and poetic works that are multi-faceted, and challenge expected contexts. She is one of the most dynamic contemporary artists practising in live art.