Image: Adam Faraday

Aftermath is a 6 hour durational performance. You can stay as long as you like, witness as much or as little as you want and sit or stand where you choose.

Trained by a TV make-up artist, Uninvited Guests lovingly fabricate bloody wounds on each other’s bodies. Over 6 hours these fake cuts multiply and proliferate across their skin. Performers become surfaces marked by real and on-screen violence, both a living memorial and a warning of what might be to come. The audience shares in the intimate eroticism of wounds, getting up close and personal, confronting your desire both to look and look away. The live soundtrack is produced by sampling the performers’ internal body sounds. This is the durational sequel to Schlock, which toured nationally in 2004-5.

Aftermath was performed as part of Arnolfini's Inbetween Time Festival in 2006.

Creative Team

Director Paul Clarke

Performers Neil Callaghan, Richard Dufty and Jessica Hoffmann

Sound Artist Duncan Speakman 

Main Image by Manuel Vason

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