Impious: Mark Halliday & Anna Hayes
3 & 4 August 2013
Impious (meaning disrespectful of god) was a collaboration between artists Mark Halliday and Anna Hayes.
It was centred in a performance by the artists at Cilyrynys. The artists engaged in a ritualistic meal. Referencing works by the painter William Orchardson and the films of Tony Richardson. The work sets up a combative public ‘eat off’ between the artists.
A Bacchanal event which was opened by a cow called Rosie and presided over by a fine Bazadaise bull called Farenheit.
It is currently the subject of a piece of reflective writing by Mark Halliday.
Will & Wendy Thomas, Adam Howells, Andy Broadbent, Jim McKiernan-Broadbent, Kate Gobir, Bill Halliday, Katy Lewis and Wilhemina & Steve Bunn for your help, good spirit and generosity towards this project. Meg Anthony and all at Oriel Myrddin, Alex Boyd and all at Oriel Davies and Phil Nicol & Maggie James at BayArt Gallery for your support and advice.