CD; 37 min 9 sec; £5.00 (plus 70 p&p in u.k)
Modern Art mercilessly debunked by four Black Country characters created by Greg Stokes and brought to life by Black Country Theatre.
Modern art… Has to have a sheet to explain it!
The cover photograph… Travelling Light on 96 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB. Had its own plaque!
Don’t you just love it! Les, Des, Steph and Sheila do in:-
1) The Grant
2) The Grant part 2
In the north east for a League Cup match with the Baggies, the four decide to visit the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. totally unimpressed, Des decides to build a Garden Shed with a projection of the Albion fans singing the Garden Shed song at it. Why? To convey the philosophical absurdities of modern life of course! (Their garden shed isn’t bigger than this, it’s their garden shed and consequentially, the same size!). Steph is aghast and insists he asks the Arts Council for a grant to do it. In the second part, the application is made and they visit the Arts council to make their pitch. Also awaiting interview is a Belgian woman, played by Joanne Webster, who seeks £75,000 to build a bird’s nest on the side of the Rotunda in Birmingham. This is of course a true story, a Belgian did get something like that from the Arts Council to build a bird’s nest on the side of the Rotunda… Which is why modern art needs debunking, and why The Grant parts 1 and 2 were written.
Performed by Black Country Theatre and recorded at Rocket Cottage Studio in West Bromwich.