Active Objects25 October 2015
Places15 December 2015
This was a performance at Braziers International Artist’s Residency, which was two weeks of mayhem in a park in Oxfordshire, England.
At lunch one day someone mentioned tumbleweed and that gave me the idea for this work. The other image in my mind was the classic lo-fi children’s toy of a stick and a wheel or tyre.
Fates in church halls and school playgrounds were a staple of the ’70s suburban English childhood. I remember them as always a bit disappointing. There wasn’t much to do, I didn’t win any prizes and the cakes were either not very nice or off limits.
This event was at Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
You came to our parlour, you browsed the look-book of make-over possibilities, and we did the best we could to transform you into your chosen character.
We made our first performance at Beaconsfield Gallery in Vauxhall and the second at Tate Britain, in the Duveen Galleries.