Artist Publication:


Green Skies, A Double Rhythm 


















Publication layout, digital version





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




 
 

About


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 performance script.

Selected images of the live performance are placed throughout the publication.



More info on the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Book Fair can be found here


About the performance

Green Skies, A Double Rhythm was 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

Production Assistance 
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



Digital video, vinyl text and drawing installation, The LAB Gallery, Dublin, 2020












Video stills: Hook, Spill, Cry Your Eyes Out













ARC, IADT, MA Show
The LAB Gallery, Dublin                                                                                                        
January 2020

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 by James Keogh




The work touches on things that are inflated;


bills

lungs

bellies

airbags

egos


 

Mark








Green Skies, A Double Rhythm



Live site-specific performance, 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 further video documentation contact: lisa@lisafreeman.net



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

Musician
Sarah Grimes

Photography
Dan Reidy

Videography
Louis Haugh

Production Assistance 
Roisin Bohan










Mark



The Talk That Talks



Live performance, RHA Gallery Dublin, 2018








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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 around the audience and ask questions about the construction of power in society, while giving out contradictory information. The arms of the costumes take up space around the performers as they 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



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

Photography
Laura Holmes




Mark


The Talk That Talks


Live performance, Prenzlauer Kunst Kollektiv, Berlin, 2018.














Performed as part of More Mutable Clouds, a three person exhibition with Andrew Mc Sweeney and David Mathuna at Prenzlauer Kunst Kollektiv Berlin, 2018


Performers
Parrr Geng, Dora Tarasidou, Roxana Socia

Photography
Dan Reidy



Mark