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If it were the apocalypse I’d eat you to stay alive

Martin O'Brien

Photo courtesy of Arts Catalyst and the artist.

7.30pm. Free. RSVP essential. For ages 18+.

No passion so effectively robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear
Edmund Burke (1757)

When I have you in my mouth you are mine…

Martin’s work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation.

Martin suffers from cystic fibrosis his work constantly returns to question what it means to be born with a life threatening disease.

Martin has recently been working with figures of fear such as the zombie as a metaphor for the sick body. In this new work, to mark the end of his bursary period, Martin considers the nature of fear surrounding bodies and their relationship to death. If it were the apocalypse I’d eat you to stay alive explores the deep-rooted human fear of death by reminding us that we all have the potential to be prey.

Developed as part of Artsadmin Artists’ Bursary scheme, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Date and time

8 December 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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