Public Bodies is an exploration of body and public space, specifically the urban space of contemporary Dublin. Using the body to interact with the city in an unusual manner, the work questions the impact of immediate environment in the shaping of mentality and reveals what are often invisible inner conflicts in relation to these constructs. Through corporeal performance Public Bodies challenges normative ideals of the human figure in the contemporary metropolis arena. The performing body questions the boundaries of acceptable behavior imposed on the body in public spaces. As a mode of disruption the performer becomes a force of temporary intervention challenging the physical and emotional restrictions that can isolate and alienate the city occupant.
Ieva Baltaduonyte • Joseph Carr • Brian Cregan • David Doherty • Brendan Grimes • Rachael Hegarty • Caroline McNally • Tracy O'Brien • Sinead O'Neill • Katie O'Neill • Lauren Pritchard • Lyndsey Putt •