Brennan has been involved in performance art since the mid-1980s. Works are often durational, focusing the limitations of the body and offering up metaphors within the contexts of political repression, socio-political regulation, equality, diversity and inclusion.


Concerto for Antlerfolk 5 hour performance, Tim Brennan and Dean Brannagan, AIR GAllery, Manchester (UK), 2022.

photo credit: Alan Baker


Is This England 3 hour performance, Tim Brennan (with Mark Hudson), The Blue Line Project, Hull, 1987.

photo credit: Simon Drury


'Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance'

Hannah Arendt, Crisis of the Republic (1969)

Ourselves Alone performance, Post Morality, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, 1989

photo credit: the artist

Activity at Short Range: Fortress Europe # 64 performance, ICA, London (UK), 1993 (left)

photo credit: Simon Drury

Impasse performance (with David Coxon), Artists and War, Ferens, Hull (UK), 1989 (right)

photo credit: Simon Drury


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