CLOWN DEATH PEEP SHOW
Inspired by the notion of the “ridiculous martyr,” Clown Death Peep Show is a site-specific work that explores the relationship between spectatorship, performativity, the body and time, presenting short, physically demanding mini-performances about a clown, a clock, and four cold walls. At intervals of ten minutes, the audience is admitted in small groups into a discrete viewing room with a sliding shutter. The shutter goes up. An actor is "on stage" for ten minutes. The shutter goes down. Clown Death Peep Show was performed in 35 mini-performances, October 2–18, 2014, in a WWII-era barracks shower at Leonrod-Haus für Kunst in Munich, and was made possible by the generous support of Landeshauptstadt München Kulturreferat, Bezirksausschuss 9 Neu- hausen/Nymphenburg, and DOKU e.V. München. The performance was preceded in September, 2014, by a reading of Clown Manifesto, on the need for a non-conceptual theater, interrupted by the growing clamor of a clown horn and cartoon sound effects.