Live and webcast performances
Dramatic readings of the worst artist statements, gallery press releases and art criticism. Their writing is a tragedy, so I repeat them as comedy. All real, all bad, all by supposedly professional artists, gallerists and curators. I haven’t changed a single word or phrase for comic effect. This is quite a depressing fact, as is the fact that I never seem to run out of material. On the plus side I’ve done these readings in live club or comedy settings like Schei$$e Kunst in London and b-side Festival‘s cabaret night, and audiences have absolutely no hesitation in laughing at the incredibly silly, self-aggrandising, pretentious and grandiose things artists and curators sometimes write about their work. Maybe that fact is worth thinking about, dear colleagues in the arts?