Performance Art in Ireland: A History - Áine Phillips

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This book, the first devoted to the history and contemporary forms of Irish performance art in the north and south of Ireland, brings together contributions by prominent Irish artists and major academics.  It features rigorous critical and theoretical analysis as well as historical commentaries that provide an absorbing sense of the rich histories of performance art in Ireland.  Presenting diverse visual documentation of performance art practices,  this collection shows how performance art in Ireland engaged with - and in turn influenced and led - contemporary performance and Live Art internationally.

Áine Phillips is a performance artist and head of sculpture at Burren College of Art at the National University of Ireland, Galway.