Sinead Keogh – Performance Art

Sinead Keogh is an emerging performance artist based in Ireland. For this Festival edition her work looked at:

“Before employing techniques the question of mind, spirit or life must be

considered”– Kazuo Ohno

Choreographic installation designed for the Moving Bodies festival of Butoh and

performance art in Dublin exploring traditional Butoh techniques and methodology. The Black sea is used here as a representation of the subconscious self, dictating the movement of the performer and adding a restless and irrepressible soundscape for the structure of the dance to retract from. Butoh has always had a focus on bringing truth to the surface and wading through the darkness inside the self. Expressing and revealing truth in gender identity, the performers mind drifts back and forth with the waves of the black sea.

Previous work:

 

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Education:

National College of Art and Design, MA in Fine Art, 2014- 2015.
1st class honours in studio practice.

National College of Art and Design, BA in Fine Art, 2010-2014.
1st class honours in studio practice.

Stillorgan College of Further Education, FETAC Level 5, 2009-2010.
Overall grade Distinction.

Teaching practice:
Expressionist dance instructor:
National Council for the Blind of Ireland
Rehabilitation centre, Dublin, Ireland
2013-present

Selected Exhibitions:
Upcoming: (April) The Black Sea (part of the Moving Bodies Festival of Butoh and Performance art) Dance Ireland, Dublin
Upcoming: (June) If you were mine (part of the Carlow arts festival)
2017 (March) If you were mine (part of the Strangelove festival), Kent, United Kingdom
2017 (February) Dracula (Love never dies) (part of Aroha ’17) Event cinema Broadway, Auckland, New Zealand
2016 (October) Dracula (Love never dies) (part of The Bram Stoker festival) IMMA, Dublin;(October) Desire performance documentation (part of Mater) Chiostro dei Celestini, San Severo, Italy;2016 (October) If you were mine drawing series (part of Collective memory; the past and the future is ours) Celine gallery, Glasgow, Scotland; If you were mine drawing series (part of Collective memory; the past and the future is ours) Brooklyn studio #114, New York, USA; The touching contract (part of In the shadow of the state by Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones) The pillar rooms, Dublin; If you were mine (part of Moving Bodies festival of Butoh and performance art) MART gallery Dublin;Transcendental/Koblenz (part of the Trans-fusion Festival) The Chocolate factory, Dublin
2016 (June) Rabbit Dance (part of Lumen video and performance art festival) Staten Island, New York USA
2015 (December) Desire (part of Gate Europa) Ecstrarte International, Foggia, Italy
2015 (November) Desire drawing series (part of Drawing today 2015) Signal Arts centre, Bray Co.Wicklow
2015 (June) Transcendental (NCAD Graduate exhibition) NCAD (National College of Art and Design) Dublin
2015 (March) Remembrance with Pauline Cummins (part of the BIFPA Belfast International Festival of Performance Art) The University of Ulster, Belfast
2015 (February) Alice down the Rabbit hole (part of Multi-polar) UCD campus, Dublin
2014 (September) Proprioception (part of group show) St Marys Church, Kilkenny
2014(July) The spy at the gate ( by Pauline Cummins part of These immovable walls) Dublin Castle, Dublin
2014 (June) Aslan (NCAD Graduate exhibition), NCAD (National College of Art and Design) Dublin
2013 (Dec) Alice down the rabbit hole , NCAD (National College of Art and Design) Dublin
2013 (April) Remembrance with Pauline Cummins (part of It has no name) Broadcast gallery, Dublin
2013 (June) Blackbox (part of From context to exhibition) The Lab Gallery, Dublin
2013 (March) Sound and Vision (part of Four floors above) No.13 North Great Gorges Street (Rented Period House) Dublin
2013 (March) Soundquake, NCAD (National College of Art and Design) Dublin
2013 (January) Girl and lamb (part of 39.5) Thomas street, Dublin
2012 (Dec) Waste (part of Re :..) Rialto, Dublin
2012 (February) Female Jesus (part of Sculpture) Supafast Gallery, Dublin

Residencies:

2016 (October) Ormond studios, Dublin, Ireland