Michael Pinchbeck interviews Professor Tim Brennan, an independent artist and academic. He has exhibited internationally for over 30 years, including the Venice Biennale, Interzone Performance Biennale in Quebec and The British Museum. He has published extensively with over 15 monograph publications. In 2007, he was shortlisted for the UK's Northern Arts Prize. In the 1990s he established BA Visual Performance at the Dartington College of Arts and then MA Curating at Goldsmiths. Since 2000, he has developed, taught and led new programmes as a Lecturer, Head of Department, as Associate Dean at the University of Sunderland and as Professor of Art at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand. He took up role of Professor of Art and Head of Department of Art & Performance at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017.