Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’s site-specific work for ﬁg-2 takes the landscape that surrounds the ICA Studio, an area characterised by daily displays of state power, as its starting point, incorporating the Mall, Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace, into the work itself.
By transforming the fig-2 premises into a ‘green screen’ studio for a bouffon or ‘Dark Clown’ to inhabit—a figure that was generally relegated to the margins of society apart from one day of the year, when he or she was invited to the Royal Court with explicit permission to ridicule the authorities. Live performances by Hannah Ringham playing the bouffon will take place on the opening night and the following Thursday evening, and the performance will be accompanied by a raucous soundtrack, composed by drummer Kid Millions.
See the exhibition page for details. **