TORY [SPONGE] TOSSER @ Storytime Festival Vol II (Curated by Amy Stevenson and Sebastian Walsh at Antwerp Mansion 04/08/2013)
Taking part in this creative event I decided to test out an idea for a new project, which in this case involved dressing up as David Cameron and having my friend (Daniel Curtis) act as a circus/ carnival ring master, inviting members of the public to throw wet sponges at me. We planned to do four performances throughout the day, but unfortunately only managed one as when we were setting up for the second, the owner of Antwerp Mansion stopped us and informed us that “we don’t do politics here”. Unfortunately this meant that we could no longer continue and had to remove the banner from the wall. Which read:
TORY (SPONGE) TOSSER
CAMERON’S CUTS HAVE CONDEMNED US ALL. NOW’S THE TIME FOR A LITTLE LIGHT RELIEF. WHETHER YOU WANT TO AXE THE BEDROOM TAX, FUCK THE FEES, SAVE THE BEES OR RESUSCITATE THE NHS, GRAB A SPONGE: TAKE AIM – DRENCH THE STENCH THAT IS DAVID CAMERON!
It was a shame, but the performance we did do was enjoyable and had a good reaction from the crowd, though wet sponges tend to feel more like bricks when your hands are bound and a mask inhibits you from anticipating where and when the sponge is going to strike.
(Filmed by Shay Burns)
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