Anna FC Smith: BURPology – Harry Hill’s TV Burp as Carnival
Solo show curated by Jo Guile and Nathalie Boobis
21st – 26th January 2013
Private View: Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 6.30 – 9.00pm
30 Tottenham Street
This exhibition is the culmination of a year-long Arts Council England funded project in which Anna FC Smith has been exploring Harry Hill’s TV Burp as a configuration of European Carnival (1300-1700)
In this exhibition of watercolours, drawings and mixed folk media work, Smith has sought to define and spotlight components of TV Burp using a combination of ethnographic methods (drawing and watercolours) and selected folk media (papier-mâché sculptures, knitted works, thimbles and clay character pots). By creating these ethnographic studies and new folk artefacts, Smith invites us to re-examine the context in which we view TV Burp.
Accompanying the exhibition there will be a book of essays comparing the activities on the television programme, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, with the historic phenomena they relate to.
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