Ria Hartley


Tension/Release/Transformation was created during ‘The Body as Art’ residency at Art, Manchester, led by Michael Mayhew and Dr Tuheen Huda as a part of DIY 9 program funded by the Live Art Development Agency. The week long surgery invited residents to consider and work with their material bodies under close mentorship of a practicing body artist and medical Doctor.

Tension/Release/Transformation featured a live performance ritual inviting witnesses to participate in transforming the body. 


The ephemeral materials for this work are available to be installed alongside video documentation of the work in an exhibition format

Video Duration: 15min

Installation Materials: Blood bag/synthetic hair/blood soiled fabrics

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