I lied to my friend about why I can’t go to her wedding…… I told her I couldn’t get time off work but really I just don’t really like her very much. Anonymous
If you could tell your deepest darkest secret without being identified, would you? Should you?
Tawdry Heartburn’s Manic Cures is a free interactive performance, installation and web-work offering you the chance to “get it off your chest”.
The performance unfolds in an intimate 20 minute conversation between Tawdry Heartburn, a six-foot-five nail technician, palmist and Manic-Curist of Secrets, and a single audience member or ‘client’. Surrounded by varnish, typewriters and things unsaid, Tawdry will professionally paint and polish your nails, or read your palm, while inviting you to consider divulging a secret via his collection of mechanical ‘gossip machines’.
Anonymous secrets or regrets may be handwritten or typed, then placed in Tawdry’s secrets boxes. At the end of each day, the boxes are emptied and contributions added to the ever expanding Wall of Secrets for passers-by to read. A selection are later posted to tawdryheartburn.com, a website documenting secrets disclosed.
Tawdry’s mission in life? To achieve a world without secrets, to un-furrow the brows of millions and heal the consternation caused by unspoken truths – one set of nails at a time.