Open Call for Submissions | Livestock: Body Talk | Guest Curated by Katherine Nolan

kate-mcelroyDeadline: 14 October

Livestock are seeking proposals that respond to the idea of Body Talk. This Livestock will begin with bodily presence and end with an act of speech. Framed by this concept of Body Talk we are seeking performances that respond to ideas around language and the body. A broad interpretation of either or both of these aspects is encouraged. The question might be asked, (in live performance) are the materiality of the body and acts of speaking often oppositionalised? How does the body speak itself, and how can acts of speech dissolve into our experiences of flesh?

Livestock is a performance art platform that takes place every two months and is curated by Francis Fay and Eleanor Lawler. Livestock is open to all levels and experiences, from established performers to artists who are first-timers, students and recent graduates, and those curious about performance. As a multi-disciplinary platform, we welcome conceptual practice, performances, music, dance, spoken word & discourse. Individual, collaborative and interactive performances are welcome. Livestock is an exploration space, and we encourage artists to test new ground.

Livestock will take place on Friday, 4 November at the Complex.

Please submit a short performance proposal to