Tuesday, 26 June 2012

How I shot Andy Warhol. Performance with Martina Mullaney.

Ever since Velerie Solanas put her name under the SCUM Manifesto in 1967, the text was considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts. Valerie Solanas, the woman who pointed her 32 snub-nosed pistol at Andy Warhol and fired a shot, self-published this work just before her rampage against the king of Pop Art made her a household name and resulted in her confinement to a mental institution. Ever since, the text was hard to dismiss. 

Now, imagine a group of several people reading the manifesto aloud and soaking their naked feet in the fountain on the patio of Victoria&Albert Museum in London almost half a century later. Led by Martina Mullaney and constantly interrupted by the cried of children, burning sun and even their own laughter, the group bravely made the reading session to the very end. 

Martina Mullaney's presentation outside Serpentine Gallery.

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Part 1. Reading SCUM Manifesto on the patio of Victoria&Albert Museum in London.

Part 2. Reading SCUM Manifesto on the patio of Victoria&Albert Museum in London.

Part 3. Reading SCUM Manifesto on the patio of Victoria&Albert Museum in London.

Martina Mullaney’s practice explores notions of community. After the birth of her daughter in 2009 she started the movement Enemies of Good Art, which began as a series of public meetings at the Whitechapel Gallery, located with the installation The Nature of the Beast. She lives in London, where she received a Masters Degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2004. Her work has been exhibited at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York, Freankel Gallery in San Francisco, Gallery of Photography in Dublin, Ireland, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon and Ffotogallery in Wales. Recent projects have been supported by the British Council and the Red Mansion Foundation. She is represented by the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York.


Sebastian said...

Sounds so good! Do you know if Martina is doing it again soon?

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