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Martin O'Brien: Until the Last Breath is Breathed at Tate Britain

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Time 18:30
Date 08/02/20
Price £10

Explore morality, survival and sickness and what it means to live longer than expected, in this evening of performance with Martin O'Brien.

Somewhere in an old morgue, a single flame burns in an otherwise darkened room. There is a single heart beating in the space, one set of lungs breathing deeply. The room smells and tastes like death.

In Tate Britain, a sickly prophet preaches about the end of the world. Martin O’Brien has cystic fibrosis and grew up thinking he would die at 30. The end did not come and Martin now considers himself as living in the zombie years. This work is an exploration of mortality, survival, prophecy and sickness.

Martin considers what it means to live longer than expected and to embrace death as a way of life. It is a combination of spoken text, live action and video projection using footage filmed in an abandoned morgue in 2017, during the 30 hours leading up to his 30th birthday.

In this performance, he raises questions around religion, death and the potential for a zombie based apocalyptic scenario.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Martin O'Brien: Until the Last Breath is Breathed at Tate Britain at 18:30 on Saturday 08 February. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

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A: .1) Bladder .2) Intestines .3) Kidneys .4) Lungs