PERFORMANCE FOR THE ALMOST FREE ART SHOW
Belfast, Northern Ireland : 1978
Incremental performance made as part of the ‘Almost Free Art Show’.
This performance was enacted outside of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Gallery, Belfast, for periods of 3 hours at a time – twice during daylight and twice during the night.
‘Standing in the black bin, MacLennan’s contribution to The Almost Free Art Exhibition returned to the main themes of his art production: the need for art, alternative ways of making it, and the social function of art, ie how it can be critical of itself and of society.’
Text from ‘Alastair MacLennan: Is No’, ed. Stephen Snoddy, 1988.