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Active Archive - Slow Institution: The Long Goodbye

  • Project Arts Centre 39 Essex Street East Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 RD45 Ireland (map)

As part of my MFA research into the LGBTQ+ theatre of Project Arts Centre, I will be exhibiting some of my findings as part of the collaborative exhibition, The Long Goodbye. The Active Archive – Slow Institution project is a major research project that delves into Project Art Centre’s rich 50+ year history, uncovering the history (or rather histories) of one of Ireland’s oldest public art institutions.

My research into the LGBTQ+ theatre of Project speaks to the Art Centre’s importance as an artist-led organisation. Having been at the forefront of presenting cutting edge, contemporary and often controversial work, this research looks at the legacy of such an institution and how this reflects in today’s practices.

Image still from video Project Closing © Brian Hand and Project Arts Centre