DIY 12: 2015 - Lucy Hutson and Martin O’Brien ‘I Don’t Want a Telly…’

I Don’t Want a Telly but I bet I Could Wrestle One Out of Your Arms
A Black Friday extravaganza  

Project Summary

This DIY proposes to intervene into the recent phenomenon of ‘Black Friday’. The DIY will culminate in a group of artists camping overnight outside a major retail store in order to take part in the black Friday sales rush the following morning, and then selling the items at a carboot sale the following day. Before this, participants will take part in a workshop to prepare them physically and mentally for the ordeal which awaits.

This project is conceived to interrogate issues around identity in times of financial difficulty within the UK, particularly issues of class, and a playful way of intervening into the consumer culture of capitalism.

To apply applicants will need to complete this Fact File and upload it as part of their application via the application page linked below.

Application Deadline: Deadline passed.

Dates, times and location

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November

The Artists

Lucy Hutson is a performance artist and agitator whose work questions human nature and interrupts social order I like to work with found objects and unloved artefacts. My work engages with aspects of society that confuse or anger me I often focus on capitalism and gender politics this work manifests itself in Interventions, installations, solo performances, film and intimate encounters.

Martin O’Brien is a performance artist whose work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation. Martin suffers from cystic fibrosis and his practice uses physical endurance, disgust, long durations and pain based practices to address a politics of the sick queer body and examine what it means to be born with a life threatening disease, politically and philosophically. Martin has shown his work throughout Europe and the USA both solo and in collaboration with the iconic American performance artist and dominatrix Sheree Rose.

Part of LADA and the Catalyst Programme


St Helens, Merseyside