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