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l Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On. I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On

BROWN, Ian and Campbell, David and Durden, Mark (2016) l Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On. I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On. [Artefact]

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Abstract or description

Common Culture’s videos, I Can’t Go on, I’ll Go On, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On (2016), strip down the convention of stand-up comedy routines.  These looped videos record stand-up comedians performing for 40 mins, isolated and spot lit on a small stage in an empty performance space, bereft of an audience.

The work is concerned with how the comedians’ routines would falter under the strain of the silence, when there was no one to react against.  The comedians’ acts are utilised as a readymade, with the performances albeit skewed and altered by the lack of an audience.   The televisual languages of the filmed performance are established and destabilised as an ongoing enquiry into forms commercial mediation. I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On… (Karen), involves an editing process that is mechanistic and indifferent to what the performing subject is doing.  In I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On… (Dave) the editing is removed entirely, so that the audience is free to decide which of the two shots (wide and close-up) provides the visual qualities appropriate for the content and delivery at any given moment.

Item Type: Artefact
Additional Information: The work has been exhibited in two different exhibitions to date: Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK Double Act: Art and Comedy, The Bluecoat Liverpool, UK, as Common Culture The work has been reviewed in the following journals: Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life, Art Monthly, April, by Beth Bramich Double Act: Art and Comedy, Corridor 8, April, by Georgina Wright Double Act: Art and Comedy, Art Monthly, May, by Laura Robertson
Uncontrolled Keywords: INCL
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Art and Design
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Depositing User: Ian BROWN
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2017 12:32
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2478

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