Eoin McKenzie is a performance maker, director, and participatory artist from Glasgow who creates work with and for young people. His practice exists in the spaces between contemporary performance, choreography, live art, writing, and time based actions; always attempting to unearth a liveness within the process, people, and places he engages with. He believes that live performance offers a mode of being that enriches how we interact as humans and the ways that we inhabit the spaces we exist within. Interested in how we experience and perceive the world around us, and in the ways that we shape it, Eoin uses performance-making as a way to renegotiate our human narratives, often seeking more compassionate and caring modes of being in the world. Within the work he creates, Eoin seeks to suspend the everyday in order to examine our contemporary reality – attempting to discover how, together, we might progress our contemporaneous situation. Or, at the least, see clearly the place we are currently in.
Most recently Eoin has directed Shaking The Habitual with the Platform Young Company which was presented at the Chrysalis Festival in October 2018 at the Traverse Theatre and is performing his solo dance work In The Corner Of My Mind There Is A Small Boy Dancing as part of Outskirts Festival at Platform on the 27th April 2019.
Eoin is collaborating with performance makers Ricky Williamson and Dan Cox to create All Or Nothing; a performance work for young boys exploring failure, fear, and resilience. Eoin hopes to unearth a masculine tenderness and vulnerability through making this work, whilst creating a space for young boys to reconcile with the facades we are presented, told to emulate, and eventually construct for ourselves.