Activism and the Archive: live panel discussion

Maurice O’Connell and Brian Connolly (aka Desert Rats), durational performance drawing a red dotted line around the Temple Bar district in Dublin city centre (1994), photographs by Annette Hennessy, National Irish Visual Arts Library, Artsource Collection © the artists

On Thursday 6th of May 7pm – 8pm Researcher, Artist and ACW Alumni Hannah Tiernan will present her paper on the LGBT Theatre Project of the Project Arts Centre through the 90’s. Following her presentation Hannah will participate in Activism and the Archive a live panel discussion event exploring performance art, gender, sexuality and activism chaired by curator Sara Greavu. For more information see here.

Activism and the Archive is part Aftereffects and Untold Histories, Politics and Spaces of Performance since the 1990s which is a research project and five-week online events programme running from 15th April to 15th May 2021, commissioned by the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). For more information see here.

Hannah Tiernan is a researcher, writer and artist. She holds a BA in Photographic Media and an MFA in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD. Her key area of interest is contemporary Irish LGBT history.
She is the lead researcher on the Queer-in-Progress. Timeline initiative at Project Arts Centre and is the editor of the Queer-in-Progress. Timeline: Online Archive. In 2019 she authored ‘Foul, Filthy, Stinking Muck’: the LGBT theatre of Project Arts Centre, 1966 – 2000. She was a researcher on the 2018 Active Archive – Slow Institution: Long Goodbye and is the creator of the Ranelagh/Rathmines Queer Walking Tour. See Hannah’s website here for more information.

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