For his show at Public House Projects, Doug Fishbone will be screening Elmina, his recent feature length film shot on location in Africa, and on the 10th May Doug will be giving at talk about his work and showing an
earlier video piece Untitled (Hypno Project) 2009.
Central to all of Fishbone's work is a reliance on satire and humor, which invites the viewer to consider some
of the more unseemly aspects of modern living in an amusing and disarming way.
Elmina (screened at TATE Britain in 2011) is an unusual experiment in collaboration and co-authorship.
Fishbone (a white Jewish American) cast himself as the lead role in an otherwise totally African production, featuring a roster of major Ghanaian celebrities. scripted and shot entirely on location in Ghana.Through this seemingly simple intervention, Fishbone questions racial and cultural preconceptions as well as the cinematic conventions of what audiences expect as the acceptable limits of role and representation.
Untitled (Hypno Project) 2009, is a video piece, that tested people's reaction to specific visual stimuli whilst under the influence of hypnosis. Their reactions raise a broad range of questions about manipulation and
behavioural conditioning, and the relativity of perception.
Doug Fishbone was born in New York in 1969. He earned an MA in Fine Art from
Goldsmiths College, London in 2003. Selected solo exhibitions include Rokeby, London (2009), Gimpel Fils, London (2006) and 30,000 Bananas in Trafalgar Square (2004). Selected group exhibitions include Rude
Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain (2010); Busan Biennale Expenditure, Busan, South Korea (2008);
Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London (2008); British Art Show 6, Newcastle, Bristol,
Nottingham and Manchester (2006).
He performs regularly at international and UK venues, including appearances at the ICA and Southbank
Fishbone lives and works in London.
10/05/13: Doug Fishbone Talk & Untitled (Hypno Project) screening 7:30pm.
Limited spaces available.