I CAN HARDLY WAIT: STUPLIMITY AND THE AESTHETICS OF NEO-LIBERALISM 

29 June – 16 July 2016

Opening Night | Thursday 30 June, 6–8pm

 

Shredded: The Aesthetics of Neo-Liberalism | Saturday 16 July, 2–3pm


Everything you wanted to know about shredding but
were too afraid to ask – a neoliberal experience!
Larry and Moe will be present, there will be shredding, but no audience members will be harmed. BYO paper bag. Rated M: for mature audiences, some violence.

Norie Neumark + Maria Miranda (Out-of-Sync)

“Gertrude and I are just the contrary”, writes Leo Stein in Journey into the Self. “She’s basically stupid and I’m basically intelligent.” So cites Sianne Ngai (Ugly Feelings) as she introduces her concept of ‘stuplimity’, playing around between the sublime and the stupid.

Stupidity, it would seem, has been greatly under-rated. And nowhere more so than in the motion, emotion and commotion of slapstick comedy, which is animated by its own particular zany stupidity. I Can Hardly Wait: Stuplimity and the Aesthetics of Neo-Liberalism is one of an ongoing series of short video performances calling upon the Three Stooges to explore/enact the aesthetics of stupidity, violence and, of course, stuplimity through the motions of slapstick comedy.


IMAGES | Norie Neumark and Maria Miranda, Out-of-Sync, Shredded, 2015, still from video | Images courtesy of the artist.