STU HERRING

Stu Herring

About

Herring’s performances encompass ritualistic elements from various cultures – borrowing ideas from the sadhus, the Hindu holy men of India, and the stylites or pillar-saints, the Christian ascetics in the early days of the Byzantine Empire (in modern day Turkey) who lived on pillars, preaching, fasting and praying. Herring plays with the characteristics of asceticism, the practice of abstinence or restraint. He often puts himself into situations that test the body’s endurance or place restrictions on his movements or are physically isolating. Within these solitary tasks, Herring finds himself in a mindset that by contrast to his gruelling actions, furthers his personal understanding of freedom.

In allowing these acts to be viewed Herring hopes to evoke feelings, or awaken memories within viewers of their own everyday struggles to maintain their individual freedom in what often seems an increasingly regimented and confining world.

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News

The latest news on Stu Herring's performances and exhibitions.

Interview with 'NE Arts & Culture' New TV show.

NE Arts & Culture show is a new programme featured on Made in Tyne and Wear, here you can see their reccent interview with Stu Herring.

Stu Herring Featured at The 1 Night Film Festival.

Stu Herring's Newest video Performance "Tolled" which was filmed in Old Shire Hall will be shown as part of the 1 night film festival, held at Old Shire Hall in Durham on Friday 15th of August.

Jennifer Wong Interview for smart in arts.

Jennifer really captures the conversation with Stu, such a great insight into Stu's own thinking behind his work and life.
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