‘Luft Gesheft’ is Fishbone’s first major new live work in several years, and his longest performance piece to date. Looking at everything from Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamuses and Polynesians taking vacations in Hull, to Richard Nixon and the price of fish and chips, the piece is a comic slide-show illustrated with more than a thousand images from the internet.
Fishbone has developed an innovative form of story-telling that sits at the crossroads between high and low art, leading one critic to describe him as a ‘stand-up conceptual artist’. The work twists the strategies of advertising and propaganda to explore some of the more outrageous aspects of contemporary Western life, particularly the absurdities of our financial system and our warped relationship to the environment.
An internationally known visual artist, Fishbone has performed at many major institutions in the UK, including the Hayward Gallery, ICA London, the Southbank Centre, Hauser and Wirth Somerset and the Royal Academy.
Warnings: Ages 16+. Contains strong language and some nudity.
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