Sian Ní Mhuirí is a London based performance artist whose work explores the body as a site of personal and political communion. The Hungry Men are a community of close friends and theatre makers – performance artists, photographers, designers, producers and puppeteers – who have been creating interdisciplinary, participatory performance for the past three years in the UK and internationally.
Secrets of a Strange Art is a multi-disciplinary live art work, developed by Sian Ní Mhuirí and a group of her closest friends, exploring themes of mark-making and embodying memory. In a ritualised performance culminating in live DIY tattooing on the artist’s body, Secrets of a Strange Art asks us to consider if tattooing can be a deeply personal gesture of faith, a fortification against loneliness and a mechanism for survival.
Secrets of a Strange Art was performed at Zion Arts Centre, Manchester as part of Flare International Festival of Theatre 2011 and Toynbee Studios as part of ArtsAdmin SCRITS 2011.