Ship of Fools was a 5 hour endurance anti-talent show that took place at PACT (Sydney) in December 2008. Curated by Frances Barrett with Nick Sun, this was a lock-in event consisting of a line-up of performances where comedians performed as artists and artists performed as comedians in search of their common ground.
Ship of Fools was a two part project in 2008 – 2009 by Frances Barrett with Nick Sun. Ship of Fools explored the threshold between performance art and comedic performance through two endurance performance events. The endurance nature of Ship of Fools #2 pushed to the limit, and brought to the fore, what the comedy act must necessarily deny: failure, the coming apart of the monologue or the ‘act’.
Ship of Fools #1
Curated by Frances Barrett and Nick Sun
Quarterbred 2008 Program
107 Railway Parade
NSW Australia 2043
13 December 2008