Ria Hartley

My Brothers Father

My Brother’s Father is an installation with live performance, combining autobiographical content in visual and textual form. This intimate and visceral work invites you to witness silenced and hidden fragments of childhood memories which piece together an abusive relationship and the preservation of self, sanity, and survival. Sited in an empty flat, the audience are given tools to reveal and discover the work, and also to walk away when they choose.

‘Ria has established herself as one of the UK’s most exciting young performance makers, and is also one of a small handful of artists addressing issues around autobiographical trauma, in this instance domestic violence’

Lois Keidan, Director Live Art Development Agency

My Brother’s Father was first developed and performed in an abandoned house in 2007, presenting fragmented autobiographical narratives from 1994 – 2000, and has been redeveloped for Domestic II.

With special thanks to Dr Lee Miller & Dr Joanne ‘Bob’ Whalley.

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