I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, I Can't Go On, I'll Go On (Dave)

Common Culture (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Common Culture’s l Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On. I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On (Dave), recasts the existentialist disquiet of Samuel Beckett through the use of the readymade performance of a stand-up comedian. Filmed for the duration of a forty-minute routine, the comic is spot-lit and isolated on a small stage in an empty performance space, a minimal setting evocative of a bare theatrical set rather than the venue for a comedy act. Bereft of an audience, the comedian’s rehearsed banter and routine starts to unravel from the very outset. His act now addresses the absence of an audience and the effect of the space upon him. He speaks about his fears of open spaces and of being like a snorkeler, deprived of oxygen— the audience. Work exhibited as part of the 'Nothing Happens, Twice: Artisits Explore Absurdity' exhibition at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery (06/02/16-04/06/16)
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
EventExhbition - Harris Museum , Preston , United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Feb 20164 Jun 2016


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