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Taus Makhacheva: Sculptural Signature Facial

7 February – 31 October 2020

£15, Book Online.

For two days only, visitors were invited to experience a unique 30 minute Sculptural Signature Facial as part of Taus Makhacheva's ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa installation.

Conducted by a performer, each treatment brought the participant into close proximity with the materiality of artworks through the ingredients in the cosmetic products used, posing the question of what it means to be a restorer, or to be restored. Each one-to-one session included a surface assessment, deep cleaning and plastifying masks and lasted approximately 30 minutes, during which a performer recited stories about disappeared artworks throughout history.

Presented as part of Taus Makhacheva's Hold Your Horses exhibition.

Bookable dates
Sunday 16 February – Sold Out!
Wednesday 25 March 2020 – Cancelled due to UK Government closures.

Please be aware that the Sculptural Signature Facial treatment cannot be performed on people who have active herpes, severe acne, diabetes, are pregnant or those who have recently undergone dental work.  A list of ingredients will be made available for those who have any allergy concerns. If you have any other questions or would like any more information, please email info@thetetley.org

The Tetley and Liverpool Biennial will not be held responsible for any reactions or issues that may arise for participants as a result of the treatment.

The spa products have been designed by Tigran Geletsyan from 22|11 Cosmetics exclusively for this project. The sessions are conducted by performers following a script by writer David McDermott. Hold Your Horses exhibition is presented in partnership with Liverpool Biennial and supported with National Lottery funding through Arts Council England's Strategic Touring fund. With thanks to narrative projects, London.

Taus Makhacheva, ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa at The Tetley, 2020. Sculptural Signature Facial, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo Jules Lister.

Taus Makhacheva, ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa at The Tetley, 2020. Sculptural Signature Facial, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo Jules Lister.

Taus Makhacheva, ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Spa at The Tetley, 2020. Sculptural Signature Facial, commissioned by Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo Jules Lister.

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