FIX 13

Tenth International Live Art Biennial

4 – 20 September 2013

FIX 13 is the tenth installment of Europe’s longest running performance and live art biennial. Established in 1994, FIX has sought to bring together a dynamic and diverse range of local and international practitioners across a variety of city centre and site-specific locations.

Bringing together both emerging and established artists and performance collectives, FIX 13 will launch with an open platform event for all those wanting to be involved.

This is the most heavily programmed FIX to date, with over twenty performances across a two week period. FIX 13 is organised by Catalyst Arts and forms an integral part of their twentieth anniversary celebrations.

MEDIATIONS: The Map is Not the Terrain

4 – 20 September 2013
Download Flyer: MEDIATIONS The map is not the terrain

Pollen Studios and Platform’s Unit present ‘Mediations: The Map is not the Terrain’ a consideration on hidden histories, forgotten narratives and the roles of technology in performance art.’Mediations’ will serve as a resource for the artists and audience with archives, libraries and refreshments during FIX along with a program of presentations, workshops and talks around representation and approaches. Artist in residence Maurice O’Connell will present a performance lecture and infiltrate the festival with clandestine actions.


A participatory and record of all events in FIX13. Call into UNIT to share and post up your words, drawings, photos, video or sounds of what performances have happened as part of the festival.

Submissions will also be taken by email ( twitter (#BelfastPerfArt) and all other (un) social media- you can also post us your submissions:

Platform Arts 1 Queen Street Belfast

Open Platform

Wednesday 4 September, 11am – 4pm

FIX 13 kicks off with an Open Platform event at Platform Arts, showcasing the most innovative and engaging new performance work and live art.

This event is open to all artists, emerging and established, with the opportunity to perform for up to two hours.

If you are interested in taking part please get in touch at

Marcel Sparmann and Mayte Kappel Rovira

Food Fight #3 – Take a bite, take a voice

Sunday 15th September, 6pm

Food Fight #3 is the third part of a comical and sensual dinner. Also this time we invite the audience to become an essential part of the actions and to intervene at the table and beside. What ever happened during the dinner will have an influence. So take your chance and voice and find your way on the table.