Paul Richards

The Incurable Malady of Coco the Clown

 


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
Paul Richards at

'The Incurable Malady of Coco the Clown' is a new video work by Paul Richards. A clown, haunted by the jokes of his past, is imprisoned in a bleak desert scene. Tantalised by a desire to quench his thirst, the clown undertakes a sequence of desperate acts. The clown's repeated failures become the subject of a behaviorist experiment rooted in slapstick choreography.

Paul Richards' work questions possible analogues between comic performance and artistic gesture, underlining the artist's ambiguous position as both cultural advocate and public entertainer. Richards' recent video work includes a densely collaged remake of the BBC sitcom 'The Good Life'. Currently working on a joke book, Richards will coordinate a future international Joke Telling event at the Romanian Cultural Institute London.

Paul Richards lives and works in London.

Related website: www.paulsimonrichards.co.uk

Where

Cafe Space

Jerwood Space
171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN
infowhat's on @map

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun 10am-3pm

free

map

This belongs to


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
 

Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

Proud to belong to

Independent Community News Network