Format Art Group Presents: Doug Fishbone / Mr_hopkinsons Computer
Sun 9 November 2008 // 20:00
(Sun 9th / 8pm / £4)
The Cube and Artists' discussion Group Format present performances by two contemporary artists who are not afraid to entertain.
Artist Doug Fishbone will be performing one of his celebrated comic slide-show lectures, taking his audience on a journey through his mildly warped
imagination, with a special nostalgic look at the Cold War, and his childhood growing up in New York City.
Illustrating his narration with hundreds of images downloaded from the internet, Fishbone has come up with a new and innovative form of story-telling that sits strangely at the crossroads between high and low, leading one critic to describe him as a “stand-up conceptual artist”. His work weaves complicated visual and narrative tapestries that recycle the imagery of the mass-media, satirizing many of the outrages and excesses of the contemporary moment in the process.
A synthetic performer capable of eliciting real emotion, 'mr_hopkinson's computer' is in part artist's David Hopkinson's response to observing
audiences and performers while documenting Cube events. Since being
conceived and débuted in the cinema it has toured internationally.
Followed by discussion and Q & A.
Presented in collaboration with Artists' discussion Group Format.