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Market Stall Cavan

Connolly, Robert Brian (2012) Market Stall Cavan. Public location, Town Centre, Outside Main Post Office, Cavan, Ireland. [Performance]

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Abstract

‘Market Stall Performance, Main Square Cavan as part of Transart Cavan, 2012. (Transart occurred during the All Irleand Fleadh in Cavan.)The artwork that I created as part of ‘’Transart’ 2012, took the form of a Market Stall in front of the Central Post Office on the Main Square in Cavan. The Performance occurred between 2.00pm – 5.30pm. on Saturday 11th. August.The artwork was established as an ‘Interactive Performance’ and during the performance I tried to sell my ‘wares’ within the public arena of the Market Square. My intention was to directly engage the public through subtle humor and surreal imagery, within the various processes and potential transactions. These included ‘Countries for Sale’, Centimeters for sale in an edition of 1/100, Second Hand Teeth, circular pieces of Moon for sale, a NATO Darts Game, Virtual Reality Goggles, etc. I developed a new interactive work for this performance entitled “Buying Time”. In this aspect of the work the participant pays in order to gain time. The wear a specially designed headset and goggles, are seated for a pre-ordained time and then returned to normal reality…. Having gained time.I chose to perform as a Market Trader in order to engage the public audience directly as they were not aware of it as a ‘performance’ within the category of art. It was therefore camouflaged and the public, while in ‘shopping mode’, encountered ideas within the structure of the artwork or were forced to ask questions about the nature of my business/performance transactions.The Performance occurred between 2.00pm – 5.30pm. on Saturday 11th. August.“Market Stall Cavan” as part of ‘Trans Art Cavan – Festival of Contemporary Art. Market Square Cavan. Curated by Joe Keenan, Sally O’Dowd & Siobhan Hartan.Trans-art Cavan, Festival of Contemporary Art Catalogue. (Page 53) Published by Trans-art Cavan.

Item Type:Performance
Keywords:Market Stall Performance, Street Performance, Urban Art, Urban Performance, Site-specific Performance, Interactive Performance, Performance Art, Brian Connolly, Transart Cavan, Trans Art Cavan, All Ireland Fleadh 2012.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
Date:11 August 2012
Location:Public location, Town Centre, Outside Main Post Office, Cavan, Ireland.
Events:
Event titleEvent locationEvent start dateEvent end dateDurationDescriptionMedia of outputEvent publisherEvent URLProps or artefacts, costumesChoreography/actionScript or supporting narrative or soundPost-performance evidence or display
Transart Cavan, Market Stall PerformanceCavan Town, Co. Cavan, Ireland11 August 201211 August 20124 HoursMarket Stall PerformanceInteractive Street PerformanceTransart Cavanhttps://www.facebook.com/transartcavanMixed Media Materials and a range of surreal props.N/AN/AN/A
ID Code:26739
Deposited By: Mr Robert Connolly
Deposited On:04 Sep 2013 14:09
Last Modified:04 Sep 2013 14:09

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