Artist Publication:

Green Skies, A Double Rhythm 
























Image: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Book Fair, November 2020




 
 

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This is a fold out publication, created as a document of the live performance, Green Skies, A Double Rhythm, October 2019. This is 22x20 cm (approx A5 sized) when closed. When opened up it folds out to A1 size with text and images on one side and a large scale image on the reverse. Included is:


A written overview of the live performance Green Skies, A Double Rhythm.

A written response to the performance by Lily Cahill titled ‘Ladies Run! There’s A Man In The Rose Garden’.  

An excerpt of the script for Green Skies, A Double Rhythm

Selected images of the live performance are placed throughout the publication, interspersed with the textual elements and digital drawings.


More info on  Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Book Fair:
https://www.templebargallery.com/exhibitions/dublin-art-book-fair-2020


About the performance

Green Skies, A Double Rhythm is a site-specific performance that looked at the lived experiences of the ‘Wrens of the Curragh’; a marginalised community of women sex workers that lived in gorse bushes outside the army base in Kildare in the 19th Century. The performers led the audience on two different promenade performances that were centered on a live musical score by a drummer on site.  

This multi-layered work looked at the lives of this marginalised community of women, alongside contemporary issues of labour and exploitation.


Credits and Thanks


Publication Design
Becks Butler

Written Response
Liiy Cahill


People involved


Musician
Sarah Grimes

Performers
Claire Blennerhasset, Emma Finegan, Lauren Kelly,
Niamh Murphy, Mary Pat Moloney, Mary Power Cooney

Photography
Dan Reidy  

Videography
Louis Haugh

Producer
Róisín Bohan

Special Thanks To
Dan Reidy, Maeve Connolly, Sinéad Hogan




© Lisa Freeman November 2020.  All rights reserved.
 
No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without permission of the publisher.








Brows For Days



The LAB Gallery, Dublin, 2020






































Video still: ‘Hook, Spill, Cry Your Eyes Out’




ARC MA Show
Curated by Julia Moustacchi

Drawing and text based vinyl installation on the windows, floor and columns of the gallery, dimensions variable. The video is shown on a loop. 
Photography: James Keogh









The work touches on things that are inflated; 


bills

lungs

bellies

airbags

egos


 ( nevertheless i am inflated, sailing, buoyant )


Mark








Green Skies, A Double Rhythm



The Curragh, Kildare, 2019






































































                                                                                                
Live site specific performance
The Curragh, October 5th 2019

Green Skies, A Double Rhythm is a site-specific performance that looked at the lived experiences of the ‘Wrens of the Curragh’; a marginalised community
of women sex workers that lived in gorse bushes outside the army base in Kildare in the 19th Century.
The performers led the audience on two different promenade performances that were centered on a live musical score by a drummer on site.  

This multi-layered work looked at the lives of this marginalised community of women, alongside contemporary issues of labour and exploitation.



Funded by Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland
Supported by ARC IADT and Riverbank Arts Centre


                                                                       
For video documentation contact: freeman.lisamarie@gmail.com



Performers  
Claire Blennerhassett, Emma Finegan, Lauren Kelly,
Mary Pat Moloney, Niamh Murphy, Mary Power Cooney

Musician
Sarah Grimes

Photography
Dan Reidy

Producer
Roisin Bohan








Mark



The Talk That Talks



RHA Gallery Dublin, 2018




















The Talk That Talks is performed by three performers and is centered on a script. The performers make their way through the foyer of the gallery and speak to each other and the audience from various positions and heights along the stairs, floor and upper level balcony. They continually move through and around the audience members and ask questions about the construction of power in society, while giving out contradictory information. The arms of the costumes take up space around them as the performers move around. The script is derived from multiple sources; my own writing, snippets of overheard conversations, self-help books, headlines from news articles and song lyrics.



This was performed as part of the RHA Gallery’s winter seminar The Lives of Artists.



Written and directed by Lisa Freeman

Performers:
Siobhan Callaghan, Karen Kelly, Merel van ‘t Hooft

Photography:
Laura Holmes

Video:
Dan Reidy

Mark


The Talk That Talks


Prenzlauer Kunst Kollektiv, Berlin, 2018.


















Performed as part of More Mutable Clouds an exhibition with Andrew Mc Sweeney and David Mathuna at Prenzlauer Kunst Kollektiv Berlin.

Performers:
Parrr Geng, Dora Tarasidou, Roxana Socia

Photography:
Dan Reidy

Mark



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