Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor



4K digital video  |  Colour  |  Stereo Sound  |  21 minutes 12 seconds  |  2022

 
















ABOUT


4K digital video  |  Colour  |  Stereo Sound  |  21 minutes 12 seconds  |  2022


Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor  features three actors, a saxophone player and a significant location: the once-busy sea bathing pool at Naylor’s Cove, Bray.

Drawing on Bray town’s history as a site of leisure and respite, this film positions the human body in this now-defunct site of relaxation. The actors create intimate moments of dialogue in this public space, where the script explores therapeutic infrastructures, tourism and the body as an archive. These moments are woven through this site of failed architecture, set to a musical score performed by a saxophone player.

Information on the work can be viewed on the Mermaid Arts Centres website here.

Read a response to  the work by artist Dennis McNulty here



SCREENINGS 


Festival ECRÃ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2023

aemi online, solo exhibition, October 2022 - January 2023  

RTÉ Culture, In The Picture: Lisa Freeman's Slipped, Fell and Smacked My Face off The Dance Floor, November 2022

        Mermaid Arts Centre, solo screening, Slipped, Fell and Smacked My Face off the Dance Floor, November 2022
       


CREDITS & THANKS


Written and directed by Lisa Freeman
Cinematographer: Kenneth Adams
Sound recordist: Jack O’Donoghue
Editor: Georgia Kelly
Presented by Mermaid Arts Centre


Performers; Biaina Ryan, Niamh McPhillipsTadhg O’Rourke (Actors) Andrea Jones (Saxophone).


With thanks to; Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Padraig Cunningham, Emma Conway, Louis Haugh, Jenny Sherwin, Julie Kelleher, Gerlanda Maniglia, Dennis McNulty, Anne Mullee, Astrid Newman, Claire Walsh, Dan Reidy, Lana May Fleming, Lauren Conway, Vera Ryklova.


Kindly supported by an Arts Council of Ireland Project Award, Wicklow County Council and Mermaid Arts Centre.