Common Culture: Bouncers

13 June 2008

Accompanying the Variable Capital exhibition in 2008, a live programme included an event called Bouncers by Common Culture.

Bouncers, 13 June, 2008

In this event, fifteen bouncers were hired to adopt and maintain a confrontational geometric configuration in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition’s opening night. At the same time, the bouncers were disempowered, subject to the look of the art crowd, becoming a spectacle – setting up a dialectical tension between the live work and its viewers.