Julieann O’Malley

Tour of Duty

200 soldiers have completed their tours of duty but now find themselves in yet another unfamiliar territory. Left alone to fend for themselves, the soldiers’ new mission is to conquer and survive the urban landscape of Manchester. Coloured gold and unable to shift or move from their military pose, they look on unnoticed: unsung heroes.

On 21 July 2012 during Hazard, 150 soldiers were placed on the streets of Manchester to survive. The remaining 50 were given refuge in the kind homes of people willing to look after them.

On 12 October 2012 a search party will be sent out to rescue the survivors; to be exhibited as ultimate heroes of the City of Manchester on the 13 October 2012 as part of Emergency.

How many will remain?

Julieann O’Malley is an interdisciplinary artist based in Liverpool. She makes live performance, installation & video work that’s raw, visceral, emotionally charged and evocative. She likes to test the limits of her body as well as using it as a material in her work. She has a great fascination for the possibilities of the future of the human race and is passionate about people’s personal connections with one another and the world around them.