HIDING FROM THE BIG GUNS
2007 – 2010
In collaboration with Eden Kotting
Photographs and Performance
Eden hides her disability under camouflage netting in public spaces and waits to be noticed.
For almost three years we would travel around France with the
camouflage netting in the boot of the car and jump out to ‘perform’
whenever the fancy took us. This mainly involved Eden hiding underneath
the netting and giggling or
shouting; “Hello Papa I’m happy happy happy”.
The works were exhibited at the Stone Squid Gallery in Hastings Old Town as part of the 2010 Brighton Photo Fringe.
It was then re titled HIDING FROM THE BIG GUNS (CAN I KICK IT? YES I CAN) and curated as a live performance for The Barbican Theatre as part of ‘More Soup and Tart’.
(More Soup and Tart was a sell-out evening in the Barbican's main Theatre on April 15th 2011, held in the spirit of artist Jean Dupuy's legendary 1974-5 Soup and Tart events at the Kitchen Gallery in New York. Audiences were served a light meal of homemade soup and tart, which was followed by a 'menu' of contributions by around 30 practitioners including Charles Atlas, Matta-Clark, Hannah Wilke, Arthur Russell, Steve Reich and Richard Serra. Each contribution lasted no longer than 2 minutes.
This re-imagined version keeps the format of the original: 2 minute contributions in the form of film and live performance from 33 of the most interesting practitioners across dance, art, music and film. The line-up also featured Christian Marclay, Martin Creed, Simon Bookish, Ryan Styles, Mark Aerial Waller, Tai Shani, William Cheshire, Tom Woolner, Penny Arcade, Jennifer Walshe, Edwina Ashton, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Frauke Requardt, Mikhail Karikis, Rosemary Butcher, William Cobbing, Marcia Farquhar, Nicoletta Tiberini, Sam Lee, Simon Vincenzi, Stewart Home, John Butcher, Tim Etchells, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Holly Slingsby, Marcia Farquhar, Jeremiah Day, Catalina Niculescu, Hilary Koob-Sassen, with a filmed contributions from Charles Atlas and Michael Clark.
Click this link for an illustrated review of the evening by Amelia's Magazine.