Lisa Marie Johnson
Lisa Marie Johnson works as a performance artist and facilitator in social and community contexts.
During her residency in studio 468 she worked with immigrant and local women and mothers to create The Listening Projects involved Lisa providing a supporting place, a place of conversation and of performance. She also worked with children and young people, changing the studio where they worked into a ‘social cinema’. From this residency many other projects emerged a project which involves wider discussion A Working Class Seminar, and The Violence Couch and Human Error, performances that merged with her community practice.
She completed her MA in Fine Art from The National College of Art and Design which focused on class, marginalisation, gender and identity. She studied Speech and Drama Theatre at the Technological University Dublin and completed a course for facilitators in ‘art and conflict’ at the Cross Border Centre in Dundalk. Lisa Marie has performed at Tulca arts festival, Galway, Eigse 06, Carlow, EVA+ 06, Limerick, and the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray. With Seamus Nolan she co-curated the events programme at Hotel Ballymun in 2007.