Martin O'Brien

Martin O'Brien, Mucus Factory, 2011. Commissioned for Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability, 2011. Copyright Manuel Vason and LADA (Live Art Development Agency)
Performance by Martin O'Brien, Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I'm Yours, 2015
Performance by Martin O'Brien, Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I'm Yours, 2015
Performance by Martin O'Brien, Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I'm Yours, 2015
Performance by Martin O'Brien, Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I'm Yours, 2015
Performance by Martin O'Brien, Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I'm Yours, 2015
Performance by Martin O'Brien, Taste of Flesh / Bite Me I'm Yours, 2015

Martin O'Brien is a performance artist whose work and research is concerned with physical endurance, hardship and excess in relation to illness and medicine. Through an engagement with his body in extremis, as one with a severe chronic illness - cystic fibrosis - he explores issues of pain and medicine, discipline, abjection and body politics. As part of the EU project 'Trust Me, I'm an Artist: towards an ethis of Art/Science collaboration', O'Brien will present performance work and discuss the ethical issues with experts drawn from performance art, medicine and bioethics.