Ship of Fools #2

Ship of Fools #2 was a 24-hour comedy routine that Frances performed with comedian Nick Sun at Firstdraft on 3-4 February 2009. Together they performed in a constructed ‘set’ in the gallery; two delineated spaces between the performance artist and the comedian that they inhabited for the duration of the event.

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 #2 
116-118 Chalmers Street
Surry Hills, Sydney
NSW Australia 2010
4-21 February 2009