Zara Lyness Visual Artist

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Boondocks III Performance Arts Festival, 2017

Boondocks III

Ihme Centre Hanover

21st - 24th September 2017

The international exhibition project Boondocks III Hanover deepens the objectives of the Boondocks predecessors and the exhibition Urban Touch . The project directs the gaze into the center of the urban society, reflects on the restructuring and change of values ​​with media works and installations in the Kunsthalle Faust and performative and participatory actions in urban space, while at the same time examining the scope for action of the "public cause". Boondocks III 

Boondocks III intervenes in the no-mans- land between public and private territories in Hanover's urban wilderness, while allowing access to cultural uncharted territory.

Ihme Center (21.09.-24.09.2017)

Performance week of the group Bebyond (Sinead Breath to Cashell, Jayne Cherry, Colm Clarke, Mary Jane Connolly, Léann Herlihy, Zara Lyness, Hugh O'Donnell and Brian Patterson). Video works by Alexander Steig and Helmut Hennig. Group, single and open source performances

'In Flux' Process and Duration, 2017

'In Flux' Process and Duration

Glass Box Gallery, Ulster University

May 2017 - July 2017

Solo Performance and socially engaged events

Photographs by Meghan Downey

Initially intended as an installation, this performance work expanded to include the repeated re-arrangement of over 200 Parian porcelain bricks and conversations with members of the public. Talking about the origin of the bricks, some cast from the recently demolished Orpheus Building in Belfast, encouraged participants to share their stories and memories about the area, the barriers we encounter and how talking and sharing reduces misunderstanding and promotes friendship and communities.

Collect and Connect, 2017

Collect and Connect

Pollen Studios Belfast

Jan 2017

Solo Performance

Photographs by Jordan Hutchings

This performance combined elements of sculptural work and previous performance work. The theme linking the work is identity and that the recognition and reflection of ourselves in others opens a space where dialogue is possible and voices can be heard.