Foolish People’s ‘Dead Language’ at the ICA, London

London-based theatre group Foolish People have a show coming up at the ICA (between 18 – 22 Oct, 2007) entitled ‘Dead Language’. We’ve mentioned FP before here on blather, after we first met them at the Fortean Times Unconvention. So, what is ‘Dead Language’?

Platoons of the latest replicas of Banksy roam the landscape, led by General Clone Banksy, a talentless nobody who once found a sample of Banksy DNA on an empty spray can. A rowdy gang of Tracey Emins wrestle half a dozen dazed Andy Warhols to the ground. It is the future and all forms of art are free, perfect replicas exist of every masterpiece ever created, copyright and ownership are meaningless, ideas are cheap and replicated ad infinitum. Artists have realised that their own identity is the only thing they can own or control, so fans become clones of artists in order to spread their art/identity. One final piece of uncorrupted art remains, yet to be copied: a living story told by Neonate Muses. Come and experience the living story and see how the world died with FoolishPeople’s immersive, evolving performance in the ICA theatre.

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by Damien DeBarra

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.