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Title: The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks.
Authors: O'Sullivan, Tom
Tatham, Joanne
Keywords: Installation Art
Conceptual Art
Contemporary Art
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2004
Citation: TATHAM, J. and O’SULLIVAN, T. (2004) The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks Frieze Projects, London. 15 -18 October 2004 [Exhibition]
Abstract: The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks was one of ten international artist commissions for Frieze Projects at Frieze Art Fair in London, 2004. The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks performance occurred unannounced at the entrance to the fair. The performance referenced the traditional mumming play - combining the slapstick and absurd word play associated with such plays with a composite of art historical and philosophical texts. As such, the authority and meaning of this language was disrupted and re-configured. The event of the performance heightened the play’s own internal dynamics to create a staged confrontation within the fair. This performance is one component within an ongoing project that uses the narrative possibilities of the title as a device to enable a continuous re-interpretation and re-configuration of the work. For example, The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks is also a novella, within which the play occurs within another narrative.
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