GEEK (1994)

 

 
 

A work about cultural and sexual identities, exploring whiteness and internalised nationalism.

Geek was group show set inside an army tent, that went up and down on pulleys. Audiences entered through a sideshow of installations and were given bags of popcorn on the way in. 

A series of scenes explored issues of nationalism, identity and sexual freedom,  

The work was co-devised and performed by Chris Green, Helen Paris, Marisa Carnesky and Robert Pacitti. A soundtrack mixed hymns and well known British songs, with original sound work by Pacitti and the bands Breathless. 

First recipient of the ICA Ron Vawter Commission.

Recipient of Barclay’s New Stages Award

Made in New York, Glasgow and London for ICA’s ‘Acts of Faith’ Season and Barclays New Stages Festival at the Royal Court Theatre, London Shown at the ICA, London; the CCA, Glasgow; and The Royal Court Theatre London Shown on video in USA, South America and Belgium