Friday, 21 October 2011

Upcoming Show:

I Am Not Here To Entertain You

Curated by Karl Weill

At the Bun House, 96 Peckham High Street, London, SE15 5ED

On Friday, 28th October 2011, 7-9pm

Jack Catling, Lennie Lee, Vanessa Mitter, Nicola Ruben, Montini, O. B. De Alessi, James Gardiner,

Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Leo Koivistoinen, Alec Dunnachie, Phill Wilson-Perkin, Samantha Taylor

In September 1968, Karl Weill stated:

What is the performative tactic if it is not a calculated assault on the audience? It is forbidden to forbid. I want you to imagine, for a moment, an audience who are not entertained. I am walking backwards. Ennui. The slow rustling of a paper bag. Talking. A man swears. The crowd breaks out in laughter. Voices heckling……the audience falls silent. A fear of engulfment precedes attack. The shouting then begins. Intervention. All the while, my back is turned.[1]

[1] Chronologie de l’Art, Issue 29, Autumn 1968

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