Mark Harvey

I am a wee bit stumped (First Test - Promises: welcoming the floor) (2011)

8 min 50 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Dressed in office attire, the artist appears silhouetted in the doorway. He describes how he will welcome the audience, whilst repeatedly falling backwards onto the floor.

"(attempted falls, attempted introduction). One of "six tests measuring my promises for idiocy in stilling, labour, falling, being fallen, and audience/self repair"

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