Limerick, Ireland
Phillip McCrilly, wet HEAT sweats without scent, 2023

wet HEAT sweats without scent

We are delighted to share details about Phillip McCrilly’s Platform Commission titled wet HEAT sweats without scent, which comprises a website, and a series of scripted one-on-one massage treatments performed by Janie Doherty. The performance is set within a space, somewhere between an undercover massage parlour the British Army set up in North Belfast in the 1970s, and a high camp adaptation of Nicolas Roeg’s Full Body Massage (1995). The treatments will coincide with accompanying refreshments, taking place on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October at No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa.

Register Interest 
An open call seeking participants to engage in the series of scripted massage treatments will be open until Friday 22 September. To register interest please fill out the consultation form here. Please note that there are a limited number of allocations available, successful applicants will be notified shortly afterwards. The performance explores themes of sexuality and it not suitable for people under the age of 18. The treatment is not recommended for people who have recently undergone surgery. A list of ingredients will be made available for those who have any allergy concerns or dietary requirements. If you have any other questions or would like any more information, please email

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wet HEAT sweats without scent

Phillip McCrilly is an artist and chef who lives in Belfast (NI). McCrilly has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including the Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry- Londonderry (NI), Catalyst Arts, Belfast (NI) and the Project Arts Centre, Dublin (IE).

Performed by Janie Doherty. Photograph and video by Eslam Abd El Salam. Art Direction & Design by Dee Morgan.