Live Performance from the visual arts in Ireland is currently a vibrant practice, grounded in responding with the physical body and psychological self.

There are many theories on how and why this kind of practice has developed,: with suggestions that such evolution is closely connected to the Troubles, amid which artists felt conventional forms of art making failed to express the experiences happening outside the door of the studio.

Coogan is a formidable practionner of this genre of Performance, putting her body to through demanding experiences in a quest to understand our embodied self. For further information on Coogan’s practice see