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July 16, 2013

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rjmadden

I don't know whether to laugh or buy a ticket to Vienna and burn the venue down.

David

I don’t know whether to laugh or buy a ticket to Vienna and burn the venue down.

It’d be a shame to waste a good venue. Think of the positives. For instance, this piece of crap, a term I use advisedly, is looking pretty good right now.

AC1

If Art is anything that gives you an instant emotional reaction, then this is great art!

It really made me laugh (at the "performers"). I won't ask but I guess the performers having the last laugh by pick-pocketing by-proxy?

David

but I guess the performers [are] having the last laugh by pick-pocketing by-proxy?

It is partly funded by the European Union’s Culture Programme, so yes.

rjmadden

Think of the positives.

They will let me take 16 bottles of petrol through customs, won't they?

Ray

the "much praised" Bulgarian performance artist Mr Ivo Dimchev

*boggles*

I want names.

Sam

That's not the kind of bare-breasted gyration I was hoping for.

mojo

Why am I reminded of "The Dude" Lebowski's landlord?...

David

That’s not the kind of bare-breasted gyration I was hoping for.

No refunds. Credit note only.

vanderleun

These "performers" are why God made chainsaws and flamethrowers.

Sam Duncan

I can only agree with my namesake. What a let-down.

David

Sam Duncan,

I can only agree with my namesake. What a let-down.

It’s perhaps worth pointing out that the video above is supposed to be the trailer, an appetiser, the highlights of the piece.

The rest may not be as good.


Ray,

I want names.

Mr Dimchev’s performances have been hailed by Theatermaker magazine as “one of the five most recommended performances for the season 2011/12” and have been “nominated for a Bessie Award in New York for best performance of the year.” He was recently awarded Bulgaria’s “Iron Medal for Contemporary Art.”


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R.Sherman

I will not click on the video. Your description was enough. BTW, is there a pee de deux?

dicentra

I'm at work and people can see my monitors.

Not. Gonna. Click.

David

Your description was enough.

Oh, I can scarcely do it justice. Go on, take a peek. Scare the children. Or you could hold your computer up to the window and alarm random passers-by.

rabbit

Any time an art dealer uses words like "conceptual" and "challenging", you may safely assume that it's a modernistic piece of doggy doo whose value will steadily decline right up to the day you pay someone to haul it to the dump.

Mac McCubbin

How often have I listened to a piece of music and thought 'that could be more spherical'. Now I know why...

Spiny Norman

David,

Should we assume the "performance summary" you quoted is a product of some "Random Art Bollocks" generator?

Bart

Well that's my nightmares for the next month taken care of.

"the highlights of the piece"

So the rest of the performance is even crapper than this? I'm genuinely curious to know how that's possible.

carbon based lifeform

Time to make some animated gifs.

Watcher

I thought the chairs did well.

Jason

"Random Art Bollocks" generator: http://www.artybollocks.com/#abg_full

rabbit

Jason:

I was at the Tate Modern in London a month ago (excuse the name dropping). I particularly liked the empty canvases with nothing but a slash through them. I now know where they got their descriptions of the works on display.

Fay

I lasted an astonishing I min and 13 secs, that was exactly 1 min and 12.99 secs too long. Good grief, these people owe me 1 min and 13 secs of my life back. Nothing compares to that crap.

My giddy aunt is sedate.

Fay

"And stocked up on liquor, I hope."

Ignore this caveat at your peril.

dicentra

Well, that settles it: the future Mr. dicentra WILL wear heels.

Darleen

one of the five most recommended performances for the season 2011/12

Dear God in Heaven, they have seasons of this stuff?

sk60

He was recently awarded Bulgaria's "Iron Medal for Contemporary Art."

The audience deserves the medal more.

Rob

He masturbates without a wig? I didn't know that was possible.

Cameron

I have to admit that the only thing I find more annoying than the performance itself is that it was choreographed and rehearsed. Actual thought - of a sort - went into this. This offends me as a human being.

I understand his next piece will be a literal explication of the phrase "polishing a turd." Being a perfectionist, he won't release it until it's ready.

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