About the Book
Bleed describes the remarkable gestalt where the character actor and the out of character typist 'bleed' into one another. There is a similar effect when reading a novel or watching a film experienced as the empathy you have for the characters and following from this is the memory of the experience, the film becomes a part of you, a book becomes a part of you, just as much as last years holiday is a part of you.
The actor George Costigan once said "you can't play yourself, it's too fluffy" and we know from the drama of theatre and the narratives of the novel that dull people make for dull stories so the citizen paragraph role players living in Nadir Taov's 'Dead End' explore twenty-first century themes reminiscent at times of ancient Euripides.
Peter Hagerty was born in Liverpool in 1951 and began making photographs on his twenty first birthday. He became the founder exhibitions Director of the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (1979) and subsequently founded The Edward Chambre Hardman Trust, Liverpool (1989) to conserve Hardman's photographs, house and studio which are now looked after by the National Trust.