Thomas John Bacon’s work can be located within the framework of performance art and philosophical/phenomenological investigations that look to de/construct and challenge perception, alongside the assumed liminal barriers of body-based art.
This day will offer artists the chance to explore how perception of an Experience and of their own and other’s Self/s may shift through intense periods of mindful concentration and endurance of/in Action.
Through a series of physical and psychological meditations, we will consider how to become mindfully present in the actions we create. While participants will be asked to question their own investment in risk and meaning in the creation of an action.
Thomas John Bacon is not only the artistic director of Tempting Failure but is also a performance artist, known for creating artworks that capture an altered space, environment, or period of time that regardless of scale, will often make intense, sometimes visceral, beautiful pieces that place the body in extremis. He has exhibited both in the UK, Europe and USA, while collaborations have included working with such noted artists as Ernst Fischer, FK Alexander, Joke Lanz and Llewyn Maire among others