Tag Archives: satire

Malvina Reynolds


‘Little Boxes’ (1962) by Malvina Reynolds

Siân Robinson Davies


Siân Robinson Davies, ‘Explaining Sense and Sensibility to an Old Deer’ (2010)

“Wollaton Hall is a 16th century house in Nottingham, with grounds inhabited by freely roaming deer and rooms housing a vast collection of taxidermy animals, and is said to have influenced Jane Austin’s novel Sense and Sensibility. In Explaining Sense and Sensibility to an Old Deer I read sections of the book to a dead stag, while explaining human traits such as irony, sadness, empathy, sexist humour and equal opportunities by trying to equate them to social situations that the deer might once have found itself in.”

Jûzô Itami

Scene from ‘Tampopo’ (1985), directed by Jûzô Itami

Robert Altman

Opening scene from ‘The Player’, by Robert Altman (1992)

Martin Boyle

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Martin Boyle, Untitled (2008)

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Martin Boyle produces work that is both playful and performative. He re-presents mass produced quirky objects and packaging in multiple forms to the viewer through video installation and sculptural pieces. His work highlights a preoccupation with ideas of value, or lack off, through his use of packaging and consumer goods…

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Kalup Linzy


Kalup Linzy (born July 23, 1977) is an American video and performance artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Clermont, Florida, Linzy graduated from the MFA program at the University of South Florida in 2003. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture video art workshop, and in 2005 received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Linzy was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2007. Linzy’s best known work is a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera. Linzy performs most of the characters himself, many of them in drag. He also performs many of the same characters on stage.

Kalup Linzy, excerpt from ‘Keys to our heart’ (2008)

Interview here

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