Monday, 18 October 2010

The Arsehole

I performed as the Cult Leader/Arsehole character in Spartacus Chetwynd's 'A Tax Haven Run By Women'. 

"At last I find something magical in the form of the eccentrically named Spartacus Chetwynd and her troupe of bizarre actors, performing A Tax Haven Run by Women, another of Frieze's special projects. Abject human seals drag themselves across the floor, their costumes a bloated rag-bag of remnants. A sinister looking chap called Cult Leader Asshole – a sort of pope – hangs about, while haughty senoras dance, and another gaggle of troupers, some with their foam-rubber, pipe-lagging entrails, make an incomprehensible appearance. There is a cat-bus, or a bus in the form of a cat, with too many crustacean-like legs, whose shape comes from a Manga animation. There is also a group of "women who refuse to grow old gracefully". They are warring with an "oppressed body-part puree", though I might be wrong."

- Adrian Searle, Guardian reveiw

"The women who refuse to grow old gracefully"

The Catbus

Seal orchestra

Spartacus with the Oppressed Puree during the intermission

Paul Kindersley


- Adrian Searle, Guardian

- Time Out

- Grayson Perry Contemprary Art Special, Culture Show

- Londonist (nice picture)

- Ben Luke, Evening Standard (nice interview)

Friday, 15 October 2010

The Culture Show

Grayson Perry interviews Spartacus Chetwynd:

I've been assisting with and performing in 'A Tax Haven Run By Women (In The Style Of A Luna Park Game Show)', Spartacus Chetwynd's Frieze commission.

She seems to be in all the papers! I will try to collect the photos and articles about it here when it's finished.