Lisa Freeman, 'Slipped, Fell and Smacked my Face off the Dance Floor'

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Lisa Freeman's exhibition Approx 1 Second of a Sweet Kiss is on view 22 March – 19 May 2024 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

This artist publication by Freeman is designed by the award-winning Or Studio. It 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.

'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…'
–Rachel Donnelly, ‘Time Slips and Falls’

Published 2022
297 x 148mm
26 pp.
Edition of 100