This artist publication by Lisa Freeman and designed by the award-winning Or Studio documents the live performance Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor (2022). It includes digital and medium format photography, script excerpts, archival imagery, a fold-out map and drawings. These feature alongside commissioned texts by Rachel Donnelly, Dennis McNulty and Astrid Newman.
Excerpt from ‘Time Slips and Falls’ writer Rachel Donnelly’s text: Are they trying to excavate the ruins of the baths? To reach pre-internet time, when our primary civic spaces were physical (whether flesh, paper or radio-wave based) and democratic, rather than digital and commodified by Meta and Twitter? The concrete fragments sit heavy on the beach, guarding their past. The waves break continuously. Two of the performers are sitting back to back on the wall again, heads resting on each other’s shoulders. We’re on a loop, we’re on a loop. It’s exactly two metres by two metres and we lie on it sometimes to feel…
Size: 297 x 148 mm Softcover 26 pages Edition of 100 Publication Designed and Risograph printed by Or Studio Digitally Printed by Dublin Print Company Digital photography by Louis Haugh Medium format photography by Vera Ryklova Archival imagery courtesy of Wicklow Library Local Studies Department
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