Union – at Tempting Failure 2014

Hellen Burrough + Philip Bedwell

Union – in collaboration with Philip Bedwell.

We cease to be connected physically but now joined through the shared ritual and our mirror image bleeding bodies. We both carry our lives marked in and on our bodies. Scars, tattoos, injuries have inscribed us with our stories and our passions. It’s natural for us to mark our marriage in a similarly physical way, and although we are joined, legally and romantically, we continue to be separate, individual and independent.

Philip and I are returning to Tempting Failure this year, this time working together. Once again the line up is fantastic and the venue is an amazing, unique space.
For 2014 Tempting Failure are running a week of free events and workshops ahead of the nights of performance on the 7th-8th November. Well worth checking out the full programme.

FRI 7 NOV – 6.30pm

The Island, Bristol. Buy your tickets here.

She was the universe – Hellen Burrough at Spill Festival

Hellen Burrough - She was the universe

“The winds were wither’d in the stagnant air, And the clouds perish’d; Darkness had no need of aid from them — She was the Universe.”

She was the universe – A new piece inspired by darkness, apocalypse and the connection between the artist and the audience is part of the National Platform at this year’s SPILL Festival.

THU 30 OCT 2014 – 3pm
FRI 31 OCT 2014 – 12pm

Police Station, Ipswich, IP1 2AW
Part of All-Seeing and Thursday & Friday Daytime Passes – Buy your pass here.

[img: Sam Gregory]

Carnesky’s Tarot Drome

Carnesky's Tarot Drome

Carnesky’s Tarot Drome
4–13 September 2012 8PM

The Old Vic Tunnels

Real Living Tarot. Risqué Performance. Roller Skates. Rock Opera.
Dare you enter Carnesky’s Tarot Drome?

I’m honoured to be in the cast of Marisa Carnesky’s new immersive theatre show, it’s going to be incredible.

In a nameless city for The Double R Club, London

David Lynch's Rabbits

In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain… three rabbits live with a fearful mystery

Tomorrow night I’ll be performing a new piece devised especially for The Double R Club. It’s inspired by the series David Lynch released through his website – Rabbits – and incorporates some elements I’ve been exploring in performances for a while now.

It doesn’t have a title yet, in my head I’m calling it Red Rabbit after the sinister character that appears part way through the series, so that might stick. We’ll see.

I’ve been a bit concerned about the slow, still, non-narrative nature of this piece, and how that will get over with an audience more used to surreal cabaret. Then I re-read this essay on Rabbits and found this quote from Mr. David Lynch:

“They want things to move fast, but it’s like water-skiing : when you go fast, you stay on top – you never get below the surface.”

I’m going to bare that in mind.

[For more info on The Double R Club, click here – and come along, I fully recommend it.]

Torture Garden Birthday Ball 2010

TG birthday ball

Super excited to post this flyer from Suka Off advertising 3 new performances that will take place in the ‘Crash play area’ at this years Torture Garden Birthday Ball. It’s a stunning image and I’m really excited to be collaborating with Suka Off once again on a new piece Car Crash Clan – for someone as Ballard/Cronenberg obsessed as I it’s a bit of a dream come true to be performing Crash-inspired work amongst ruined car parts. Can’t wait!

More info about the event can be found at www.torturegarden.com