Creature Feature, Comedy Club Manifesto
In exploring interventions, toxic masculinity, toxic neglect of personal development, and being an asshole to people, I became inspired to make a puppet and character I call "The Creature". This is basically a large talking head of a puppet that's attached to a wheel chair and has two large feet that also partially resemble hands. This monstrous character loves to shout and spew his manifestos as anyone who will listen, especially the audience in comedy clubs, his favorite venue. This figure gives terrible life advice and is abrasive, but hopes to change his ways and become a caring person. The installation is involves a live performance in a recreation of a comedy club with a stage and microphone, with the Creature on stage. There's also a film staring the Creature called Creature Feature which will be screened at the Michigan Theater.
On display at Argus II Building
Michigan Theater - Screening
This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.