Intermission, 13 minute monitor work housed in tent structure
in 2010 edition
The second film of the series begins with a sight gag: the first in a series of delightful absurdities appropriate to the vaudevillian turn in the artist’s work. An unseen narrator, theatre director and performance artist Steve Pearl begins a monologue about dreams. But the first ‘talking head’ we see is Bill, Seers’ principal dummy, lip-synching to Pearl’s speech. Bill has no operator we can see. Indeed, there are no conventional scenes
of a human operator with dummy sat on lap, only a memorable inversion of this relationship in which Seers appears to climb up onto the lap of
an enormous dummy. When Steve Pearl eventually makes his own appearance, we cannot help wondering who is putting the words in
© Lindsay Seers, 2020.