Title: The Roll of the Artist

Year: 2004

Medium: Performance/lecture with stunt-double (video documentation)

Description: This event merges a public lecture, staged celebrity photo-ops and low-risk stunts to enact a mythic reconsideration of heroism in the arts.

After a brief lecture on the role of myth in the arts, the artist introduced the stunt vessel called “The Medium” and posed inside it. Then the artist with the assistance of a professional stuntman (in full body armour) maneuvered the vessel up a hill in order to roll down it in “The Medium”.

At various points in the performance the artist switched places with the stunt double to pose as though performing the stunts himself. Ultimately the stunt double rolled down the hill inside the vessel and then exited it so that the artist could climb inside it, to then emerge triumphantly.

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