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Tape, 2011, performance and video, approx. 30mins

Wells’ work examines the relationship between performance and video; the way they inform each other and how the nature of a performance changes when it involves a camera.Tape is a re-enactment performed in front of a documentation of the original enactment of a performance. Through this juxtaposition Wells wants to question whether the performance and the video can exist without each other or are inevitably bound together.


Performance In Bb First Position / Bob Dylan Can't Play Harmonica, 2011, two channel video, 4mins 37secs 

Wells’ videos and performances often depict absurd situations, actions and events surrounding his performance persona. He also explores narratives and narrative sequences and is particularly fascinated by preposterous actions that do not have a beginning or an end. The documented performance of playing harmonica is shown as a never-ending loop. The ridiculously melodramatic nature of the video discusses a pointless self-inflicted struggle.


Liam Wells - CV

Telephone:  home – 01925 710509 mobile – 07966 552 659 


Address: 81 Malvern Close, Great Sankey, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 3QA


Email: liam_wells@live.co.uk

Date of Birth: 6th November 1989

Nationality: British




September 2009 – Present         University of Leeds

BA (hons) Fine Art (to be completed June  2012).


September 2008 – June 2009    Wigan & Leigh College

Diploma in Foundation Studies Art & Design.


September 2001 – June 2008    Great Sankey High School

A2 Levels –May 2008:

Art                                          Grade B

Graphic Design                     Grade B

History                                    Grade B


A/S Level –May 2007

Physics                                   Grade D        


GCSE’s –June 2006

9 GCSE’s Grades A-C


October 2005 - Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace

(Chartered Institute of Environmental Health)


Two Dimensional Computer Aided Design Level 2 (City and Guilds)



17/10/10 - 21/10/10: Who Would Live In A House Like This, 42 New Briggate (as part of the Slice Triple Glazed Residencies)

24/03/11 – 25/03/11: I Am John Dogsfield, 153 Woodhouse Lane



15/04/11 – 15/07/11: 1m x 1m, The Bowery Gallery, 54 Otley Road, Headingley




All Work by Liam Wells