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In The Picture: Lisa Freeman's Slipped, Fell and Smacked My Face off The Dance Floor




Artist Lisa Freeman’s film Slipped, Fell And Smacked My Face Off The Dance Floor features actors, a saxophone player and a significant location: the once-busy sea bathing pool at Naylor's Cove, Bray.


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Artist books included in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Book Fair 2022




Dublin Art Book Fair is a centre for artist books, and champions creative, independent publishers, both Irish and international. It presents a curated selection of books on art, design, visual culture, philosophy, architecture, select fiction and poetry. The Artist Book Section at DABF features highly developed and beautiful books made by contemporary artists, designers and writers.





Publication launch, Q+A, and screening of: Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor


Mermaid Arts Centre | 23 November 2022



This special screening is accompanied by text readings and an artist Q&A as well as the launch of Freeman's limited edition publication of the same name, designed by the award-winning Or Studio.

This features photographs of the performance, script excerpts, archival imagery and drawings, alongside commissioned texts by Rachel Donnelly, Dennis McNulty and Astrid Newman.

Free but booking necessary via Mermaid Arts Centre 





Hook, Spill, Cry Your Eyes Out selected as part of Súitú, aemi’s 2023 touring programme 



Curated by aemi, ‘Súitú’ is an opportunity to spotlight some truly exciting moving image works by Irish and international artists that we have encountered over the past year.



The world premiere of aemi’s 2023 Tour ‘Súitú’ receives its theatrical debut at the 67th Cork International Film Festival



Post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Lisa Freeman, Holly Márie Parnell and Sofia Theodore-Pierce

Film information
Fábio Andrade, Contorno/ Contour, 2021, Brazil, digital, 10 minutes
Susan Hughes, Eyes Like Cats, 2022, Northern Ireland, digital, subtitled, 3 minutes
Morgan Quaintance, A Human Certainty, 2021, United Kingdom, 16mm transferred to digital, 20 minutes
Bárbara Lago, Yon, 2021, Argentina, digital, subtitled, 8 minutes
Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Other Tidal Effects, 2021, USA, 16mm transferred to digital, 7 minutes
Lisa Freeman, Hook, Spill, Cry Your Eyes Out, 2020, Ireland, digital, 3 minutes
Holly Márie Parnell, Cabbage, 2022, Ireland, digital, 28 minutes

Running time: 80 minutes

More info on aemi 

More info on Cork International Film Festival 






Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor 
screening on aemi online, October 2022 - January 2023 




The video of Slipped, Fell and Smacked My Face off The Dance Floor offers a compelling viewing experience of the site-specific performance of the same name by Lisa Freeman presented in June of this year with Mermaid Arts Centre. Her flair for activating the now defunct sea bathing pool at Naylor’s Cove in Bray is evocatively captured in this twenty minute work. Freeman’s intricate staging and choreography reveal a complex interplay and overlay of ideas around health, leisure, emotion and the body that are amplified by her rhythmic and pathos-infused script.

Dennis McNulty opens up the work even further in his accompanying introductory text. Drawing on a rich set of references, ranging from Beckett to the semiotics of fashion, the text weaves seamlessly between concept and context. McNulty considers the significance of the cove, the physicality of the performers and the styling of their costumes to capture the exquisite energy of Slipped, Fell and Smacked My Face off The Dance Floor.



View the work on aemi












Collaborative Language-Making workshops as part of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Summer School, 2022 




Lisa Freeman: Collaborative Language-Making
Discover art through language, performance and writing.

Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July, 11am – 5pm.


Join us at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for Summer School! Pop in to explore, make and chat. Drop in anytime to explore artist projects devised by Chloe Brenan, Lynda Devenney and Lisa Freeman, and make your own art. Our gallery mediators will be on hand to guide you. We are delighted to have studio artists past, present and future join us in the gallery space to meet and make with.

More info and booking here






Artists Connect Panel - Wicklow County Council



Artists Connect is an artist development initiative of Wicklow County Council with the purpose of supporting artists across all art forms, who are living in or are from the county, to connect, share information and learn from each other. Artist Connects runs events such as Artist Salons co-hosted with Outpost Studios, and The Funding Clinic.

Events are developed with the support of an Artist Panel consisting of artists Robert Barrett (Theatre Writing/Writer),  Niamh O'Connor (writer/film writer), Lisa Freeman (Visual Arts/Multidisciplinary), Conor Dowling (Writer/Film), Emily Gillmor Murphy (Writer/Theatre Writing), Brian Murphy (Theatre), Aisling Ennis (Musician) as well as Jenny Sherwin (Arts Office), Niamh O’Donnell (Mermaid Arts Centre), and Susan Coughlan (independent facilitator).

The Arts Office is committed to developing initiatives under the Artists Connect framework throughout the lifetime of the Arts Strategy Growing the Arts in County Wicklow 2020- 2025.








Fold-Out Postcard: Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor



This fold-out postcard invite for Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor takes inspiration from 1950’s fold-out postcard’s that were used to promote tourist destinations. This postcard contains project research images, text and archival imagery.


If you would like a copy of this postcard please email me with your postal address to freeman.lisamarie@gmail.com






Slipped, Fell and Smacked my face off the Dance Floor with Mermaid Arts Centre



Live site-specific performances on 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th June 2022.
On a loop from 1-4pm each day.

Location: Naylor’s Cove, Bray Beach, Bray, Co Wicklow.
Meeting point at the Old Bray Hotel.
FREE, all welcome. No booking required.


Lisa Freeman’s new scripted performance work features actors, a saxophone player and a significant location: the once-busy sea bathing pool at Naylor’s Cove, Bray.
Drawing on the town’s history as a site of leisure and respite, this work positions the human body in this now-defunct site of relaxation. 


More info can be found on the Mermaid Arts Centre’s website here
Read coverage on the performance by the Independent.ie here 








 


I’m delighted to have been awarded a Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for the coming year (2022/23)



Project Studios are aimed at artists developing exciting emerging practices. The artists were awarded their studios by a selection panel including a current TBG+S Studio and Board member, and established curators based in Ireland and internationally, following an open submission application process. The artists will begin their studio tenure over the coming months. Each of the awarded artists share an acute connection to some element of the world that, as a whole, encompasses a wide range of vital concerns in contemporary life. Their exciting practices encourage expansive thinking that offers alternative ways of perceiving familiar subjects. We look forward to welcoming them all into the TBG+S community.


More info can be found here









Green Skies, A Double Rhythm publication included in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Book Fair, November - December 2020



Information on the TBG+S Book Fair can be found here

Images of Green Skies, A Double Rhythm publication can be found here 






Visual Artists’ Ireland News Sheet, March - April 2020


Expanded Sculpture Column by Audrey Walshe in response to Unassembled exhibition.

Further info can be found here 









Unassembled, The LAB Gallery, 2020



January 16 - January 19 2020

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and The LAB Gallery are delighted to present Unassembled. The exhibition is curated by Julia Moustacchi and features work by ten artists currently completing the IADT Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC): Brenda Brady, Anishta Chooramun, Heather Cody, Penelope Collins, Collette Farnon, Lisa Freeman, Marie-Louise Halpenny, Marie Phelan, Dylan Ryan & Audrey Walshe.

Discussion and tour: The Ideal Exhibition, Saturday 18 January 2020, 3pm

How has the ideal space of the exhibition changed, for artists, curators and art audiences? These developments will be explored by Bassam Al Sabah, Georgina Jackson and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll in a conversation hosted by curator Julia Moustacchi and chaired by ARC co-director Maeve Connolly. 








Ealaín Na Nóg, workshop, 2019



November 2019 

Teaching a ‘Collaborative-Language Making’ workshop for Ealaín Na Nóg, Dublin City Arts Office.

This is a partnership initiative and with Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg & The Dublin City Arts Office. Ealaín Na Nóg is creative space where young people can share artistic practices, ideas and skills. Featuring guest artists on a bi monthly basis.









Slow Set


A night of performance 

The LAB Gallery, Culture Night 2019

Friday September 20th
Curated by Lisa Freeman and Astrid Newman

Acts from:

YEMI AKA: Fried Plantains Collective
Yoga for the Eyes
Maria Somerville
DJ Roo HoneyChild

More info can be found here









Booking open for:
Green Skies, A Double Rhythm


October 5th 2019, The Curragh, Kildare 

 

Green Skies, A Double Rhythm is a site-specific performance that looks at the lived experiences of the ‘Wrens of the Curragh’; a marginalised community of women sex workers alongside contemporary issues of labour and exploitation. Performers will lead the audience on two different promenade performances that are centered on a live musical score by a drummer on site.



Booking link can be found here













Trailer for live performance:
Green Skies, A Double Rhythm


Performance: October 5th 2019

Booking via Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge









Call for members to join Pivot


August 2019

Pivot is a newly formed performance critical forum, initiated by Lisa Freeman and Astrid Newman, taking place at The LAB Gallery, Dublin.

We are looking for artists and curators with an interest in interdisciplinary art practices that have performative outcomes to take part in monthly discussions and crit sessions. Members will be invited to present new works or works in progress on a monthly rotation and receive feedback from the group.

To apply please send a statement of 200 words on why you are interested in joining or how this would benefit your artistic/curatorial practice by Friday 23rd August at 5pm to pivotperformandcrit@gmail.com

Monthly meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6.30 - 8.30 pm at The LAB.

Please note that selected members will be asked to commit to the group for a year, this is for the purpose of building a supportive framework for group members.







Young Art Writers Programme 2019


CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

In partnership with RHA Gallery and The LAB Gallery
31 August, 7 September, 14 September, date in November TBC, 2019

The programme is designed for anyone age 18 – 25 who is interested in art and writing or who would like to be introduced to this area. No previous experience is necessary and all levels of writing ability are welcome. 


Workshops will be facilitated by artists and writers Nathan O’Donnell (Paper Visual Art), Lisa Freeman,  and Lily Cahill (winner of DCC/VAI Art Writing Award 2019). Participants will receive exhibition tours at the three galleries, visit artist Suzanne Walshe in her studio at Fire Station Artists’ Studios, attend a talk by writer Kevin Breathnach (Next Generation Artist 2018), and more. Participants will be encouraged to think about various possibilities of writing in and around art and to be open to engaging with new techniques, critical thinking, and more. The programme will be faciltiated by artist and writer, Molly May O'Leary.






Open Call For Performers


July 2019


Audition Times:
5th of July 10am-5pm
6th of July 10am-1pm

Location: Riverbank Arts Centre

This is a paid role for the rehearsals and the performance.
All ages 18+, all genders.

Artist Lisa Freeman is looking for 6 performers for her performance based on the ‘Wrens of The Curragh’. This will be a live performance set over a four hour duration on Saturday the 5th of October on the Curragh.

If you have a preferred time slot for the audition please mention this in the email and we will try  to accommodate this. If you are interested in auditioning please email Lisa directly with your CV to freeman.lisamarie@gmail.com

This project is funded by the Kildare County Council & Creative Ireland Award.
Riverbank Arts Centre is a partner organisation to this event.











District Magazine Interview


April 2019 Guide


http://districtmagazine.ie/






Collaborative Language-Making Workshop


In association with Dublin Learning City Festival
ARC IADT and The LAB Gallery

April 2019

During this workshop partcipants will be asked to collaborate through text and spoken language to deliver short presentations or performances.

Venue: The LAB Gallery, studio 4
Maximum number of participants: 12
Material: Text books, magazines, newspapers, construction manuals.
Content of material - Feminist / self help / fiction.

Booking via this link ︎









TBCTV Exhibition


Somerset House London

October 2018

TBCTV, an installation bringing together visual art performance and theatre from Studios residents Mel Brimfield, Ewan Jones Morris and Chloe Lamford at Somerset House, London.

Transforming Somerset House’s Lancaster Rooms into a mock television studio, TBCTV pesented rolling coverage across its six TV channels showing a range of moving image work including show reels, music videos and animations.

Artists include Tamy Ben-Tor, Karolina Bregula, Sol Calero & Dafna Maimon, Brian Dewan, Andy Holden, Kalup Linzy, Rachel Maclean, Heather Phillipson, Mary Reid Kelley, Jennet Thomas and, Bedwyr Williams.

TBCTV is supported by the Case Foundation and the Art Fund.
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/tbctv