Dark MOFO 2017
Created by Hermann Nitsch

We either create ourselves (again and again), or cave into the nothingness, or decide to believe some kind of god or greater collective consciousness is willing us into being. Nietzsche pointed out a long time ago that God had died. Secular identity is all a lot of us in this big wharf shed can cling to, and identity means having to keep creating yourself again and again – to define yourself against something else.

...of course it’s the performers who you have to really admire – a dozen or more actors, dancers, theatre-makers and Next-Wave-true-believers... even after two-and-a-half hours of strenuous meat hoisting, they’re still marching in stoic circles towards the oncoming death frenzy.
- Sam West, The Lifted Brow

Photos Jesse Hunniford