PERFORMANCE

Toronto, Canada : 1978

One day performance for the International Sculpture Conference held at York University, Toronto.

June 1978


 

‘A shirt and tie and feather went over his head, thus the figure appeared ‘headless’, behaving normally, drinking through the shirt, discussing art, etc. This was a joke-like ritual on having no head, yet being able to function normally. The red rubber gloves and headlessness highlighted some concerns previously introduced by the Surrealists, and especially by Max Ernst and De Chirico.’

Text from ‘Alastair MacLennan: Is No’, ed. Stephen Snoddy, 1988.