Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ricky Swallows?

Well, only his pride.

First the Venice Biennale, now the QUT Student Guild and none of the art world cogniscenti are safe. The Histrionics (hailing from Melbourne) do their thing in Pollock-style suiting and with an acid tongue. Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ricky Swallow, Julian Schnabel and Richard Serra are all lampooned by this outfit. The crowd was a mix of art world types (Andrew Wilson, Amelia Gundelach and Robert Leonard) and pashing, pool playing students. Danius Kesminas works his overhead projector to the max, providing lyrics for all to witness. There was partial nudity, motorcycle cop sunglasses, cowboy boots, faux guitar smashing and the crowd was intermittently harassed by Kesminas.

All the art scathe and faux rock star antics aside, The Histrionics sure know how to rock out.

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