Hilary Williams

“Time and Tides”, The Exchange Art Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin Live Art Festival, 2012. Photo J Carr

Statement

Hilary Williams is a Dublin based artist whose work, encompassing performance, video, installation, photography, written word and live art is driven by the fragility of mortality. She holds a BA, 2005 and a MA in Visual Art Practices DL.IADT 2007. As a performance artist, she is largely self taught and driven by working solo in a multi-faceted methodology. Her influences come from life and the living experience, a “Waiting for Godot” of sorts with tongue in cheek. As a Physical Education teacher and lecturer  she understands the use of the body as a tool of communication, education and creativity. She is an artist with no studio, no gallery, no curator, but makes her work totally individually. The whole projects from beginning, being both sides of the lens, give her a Vito Acconci approach to her work, working from the particular private to creating spaces, images environments which can/ may relate to the viewer an other tale. This artist is continually on a quest or adventure to seek out actions/images/spaces to interact with, they may never be experienced by an other but she documents, photographs and records each decided project. She has recorded these on a blog within: www.mutantspace.com

http://www.mutantspace.com/irish-performance-artist-hilary-williams-goes-live/

Biography

Cumulator, 2016, in alliance with James King and Bbeyond, September 2016. Bbeyond Monthly Meeting, Dublin Memorial Park. 2016. Bull Island Dublin, September 2016. Live Performance, The Drawing room, Henrietta street, Dublin 2015. Unit one , live performance  Dublin Live art Festival 2012. Passing Through, Multimedia solo show, Signal Art Centre Bray County Wicklow 2012. Culture Night, Dundrum Shopping centre. Live solo, with the Mill Theatre, Sept 2013. The Back Loft, Dublin.

Video/live work. Screenings of Video Live Breath, Galway Arts Festival, 2008. Catalyst Art Gallery, Belfast and Arts Claims Impulse Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Multi screen video “Interviews”, Project Arts Centre Dublin 2010. Films. Crab Murder, “Watching Reaction,” “The Walk”, Three Live Living Rooms, You Tube, Hilary Williams, Watching Reaction.