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Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

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River Lin - Bone Setting Service

  • Matthews Yard: Lounge 1 Matthews Yard Croydon, England, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)

Bone-Setting Service is an one-on-one encounter looking at the relationship between physical and emotional pain. How emotional pain and heart-breaking experiences connect with one’s own body motivates this performance. A visitor at a time is invited to share a personal story about brokenness and receive a massage to re-set the fractured.

About River Lin

Born in 1984 in Taipei, and currently based in Paris, River Lin is an artist and curator working across the fields of performing and visual arts.

Body is the main medium River works with to explore art forms, engage audiences, and investigate the relationship between body, time and social ritual. His work, including choreography, one-on-one performance and live installation, has been presented at festivals and exhibitions internationally, such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, National Dance Center of France, 2016 Taipei Biennial, M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Liveworks festival in Sydney, and ASIA NOW Art Fair among others.

This one-to-one performance lasts 10 minutes, and runs from 12.30-2.30pm each day.

Available to day ticket and festival pass holders only.

Please arrive from 12noon to reserve your slot on the day with the TF team.