"Who is clown? To us a clown is somebody sacred, funny, powerful, ridiculous, holy, shameful, visionary. He is all this and then some more. Fooling around, a clown is really performing a spiritual ceremony." - John Fire Lame Deer Marty is an expression of frustration with the absurdity of human existence and the modern world. Martyna Madej's alter ego, Marty the Clown, is an attempt to protect herself from the outside world but also an attempt to communicate with it. Through a series of performative acts the artist seeks to create a space of reflection in which Marty examines make-believe and illusory exaggeration as a methods for counteracting the shitty stuff of existence; finding comfort in the ridiculous.
Alice Armfield • Eleanor Carver • Hannah Collins • Remi Frederick • Sophie Jarrett • Nemo Macharia • Martyna Madej • Iliyan Marinov • JJ Potter • Max Smith •