Léann Herlihy

Léann Herlihy is a performance artist based in Ireland. Her practice attends to the intersection of invisible power structures; addressing the position of the female body as a focal point of repressed histories and political desires. Herlihy’s performances are raw, as she pares back her gestures to pure bodily instinct and improvisation. In her work, clothing is regarded as an object rather than a consecrated costume - simultaneously concealing and exposing the performance artist. Enigmatic in form, she often accentuates these objects in relation to her body, exploring their history as she sieves through their multiple readings.