TF18 Programme

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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Heather Sincavage - the burden of this

  • Croydon town centre 1 Matthews Yard Croydon, England, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)

Trauma is an individual experience yet manifests similarly in our bodies often challenging the simplest of tasks. Contending with our trauma is performed in the artwork, the burden of this, by walking while dragging the artist's own body weight in manure. This performance is conducted in public areas as an example of how we always grapple with our trauma, no matter the place or circumstance.  Throughout the performance, the artist fights the abject body as she tries to manoeuvre the public sphere.

About Heather Sincavage

Heather Sincavage is an interdisciplinary artist using drawing, sculpture, installation and performance as part of her studio practice.   Her work uses the body for measuring power dynamics, trauma within the human condition, as well as the artist’s role in activism.

Originally from Southeastern Pennsylvania, she received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her MFA from School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in over 40 solo and group exhibitions.  She was a fellow at Can Serrat International Art Center, El Bruc, Spain; Arteles Creative Center in Hameenkyro, Finland; Artix Creativo Espacio in Zaragoza, Spain, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.  She has also attended the NES Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland, SIM Artist Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Hospitalfield House in Scotland.

This Performance is FREE please meet at 4pm at Matthews Yard for instructions on how to join this.