Games for Artists & Non-Artists - Artists Workshop
Re-visions: Your Practice, My Body.
Facilitator: Brendan Fox
“It is not the place of the theatre to show the correct path, but only to offer the means by which all possible paths may be examined.” - Augusto Boal.
Experimental workshop drawing on each artist’s area of research and studio practice through Augusto Boal’s Image Theatre techniques.
This workshop will draw on each artist's area of interest and through a series of techniques and exercises we
will locate commonalities and intersections within their practices. Through the consideration of our bodies as
both subjects and sculptural objects, artists will have the opportunity to physically manifest their ideas and
concepts. This new manifestation may allow us to elaborate on how we may perceive or locate the viewer in this exchange of ideas. As we physically occupy the triangle of Viewer, Artist and Art-object we may attempt to develop a new line of collective questioning.
Participants are requested to…
Bring 2 objects.
One that they consider emblematic of their practice/research or area of interest and a second personal
object that may be of particular significance or illustrative of their queer journey.
● Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
● Bring a notebook and pen.
● Feel free to take photographs as part of their research.
● Submit an image of their current work for publication.
Note - There will be a 30-minute break from 12.45 - 1.15 pm.
None of these exercises are physically strenuous.
Elements of this workshop may be photographed and published with your permission.
Brendan Fox is an independent curator, artist, writer & Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) facilitator. He holds a BA in Fine Art from NCAD & received the Global Undergraduate Award for his graduate project Biopredation in 2012. In 2020 he received an MFA in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD which focused on the
intersection of contemporary arts practice & community.
Fox has curated the work of hundreds of Irish & international artists in a broad spectrum of settings. He was
project co-curator at Nag Gallery, Dublin, resident curator at Talbot Gallery, Dublin & is the Co-founder,
Director/Curator of Foundation Arts in association with Offaly County Council & IMMA. He has devised
numerous gallery & offsite exhibitions & has curated from the national collection at IMMA. He has been invited curator at Limerick School of Art & Design & NCAD where he facilitated with both BA & MA students. He is the instigator & curator of Games for Artists & Non-Artists which took place at IMMA in 2020 & saw him receiving the Arts in Participation Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland. Fox is the founder of the Museum of Everyone (MOE), a multidisciplinary platform for artists & community-led initiatives with a focus on inclusion, diversity & active collaborations. MOE received the Dublin City Council Arts Office Incubation Space Award 2021-2022. 2021 sees him devising a major exhibition entitled Spectacular Vernacular in association with Offaly Arts Office which received the In the Open | Faoin Spéir : an Arts Council funded programme. Fox is currently devising projects in Giulianello, Italy and Chicago, USA in association with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
He has facilitated talks/workshops with the RHA, Goethe Institute, NCAD, IMMA, Limerick School of Art &
Design, Temple Bar Gallery +Studios, UCD & Trinity College Dublin at The Innovation Academy. He is facilitator of VAI's Lifelong Learning Program. Fox is currently on the writing panel for VAN Magazine & is one of the invited judges for the Global Undergraduate Awards 2012 -2020 in the Art & Design category. 2019 has also seen him invited to the national steering panel for - Erasmus+ Project, ‘GO UP’: building resilience & intercultural competences in refugees & asylum seekers through theatre techniques.