DaDaFest: The Viewing by Martin O’Brien & Sheree Rose
In 1995, Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose conceived of a trilogy of works that addressed Flanagan’s inevitable early death from cystic fibrosis. He died in early 1996 with only one of the death trilogy realised.
In 2015, Martin O’Brien, who also has cystic fibrosis, collaborated with Rose to realise a version of the second part of the trilogy, Dust to Dust.
Now, 20 years since Flanagan’s death, Rose and O’Brien will complete the trilogy. The original concept was a posthumous piece in which Flanagan would be buried with a camera, allowing people to switch on a TV monitor and witness his body as it decays. In this version, Rose attends O’Brien, who is presented as a corpse. But there’s life in this meat yet. What happened to Flanagan will happen to him and eventually to us all.
We recommend this event for those aged 18+. Please contact us for more details about the content of the performance.
This is a durational performance, taking place over a 24 hour period. You can visit it live during the Bluecoat’s opening hours or watch online via a free livestream. The event will be partly BSL Interpreted & Audio Described (Please check back to this page for timings).