So I went to Morocco last week for the Biennale which sounds swanky but I think it means every 2 years in real life. This is not to be confused with La Biennale someone has in Venice every 2 years where the Forbes 500 richest people in the world gather to buy ‘art’. With the taste of a cockroach they come with their ‘advisors’ to collect things that resemble vomit on canvas or contemporary installations such as some semen on a digestive. Now they have video art which is popular these days. I watched someone on a TV squirting chocolate on their behind while wearing a gas mask. The original tape cost £25,000, copies were £15,000. You must go and see it, to believe, faces pulled so high they can kiss the sky.
Anyway I wasn’t there, I went to a show in Morocco, which just happens to share the same name There were brilliant young artists and your usual smattering of wankers. An architect called Alex built 5 floors of rooms one on top of the other. He and his friend were attached to cables on either side of the pile up of rooms and when one went up to the bedroom the other had to down to the kitchen. And when the other guy on the rope went down to the bathroom, Alex swooped up to the study. Brilliant. On the other side, we had someone who gave us performance art.
Thirty women including myself went into a Haman very late at night (bath house where fat women scrub you until your skin falls off). We were met by a nymph-like looking creature, dressed in a toga who told us that she would be completely transparent, to take off our clothes, wrap ourselves in something the size of loo paper and follow her into the steam bath. After we were all seated on tiny red stools, the lights went out and we listening to the sound of helicopters crashing for 45 minutes. Then someone hit the largest gong in the world so my scalp left my head I was so shocked and then it was over. She kept to her word, she was transparent we never saw her again.
Tonight I’m seeing Goldie Hawn to launch the program Mind Up which is a curriculum for schools to teach kids emotional intelligence so they don’t just get information slammed into their brains, they learn how to navigate life. She’ll be on Blackdogtribe.com talking about it very soon. There will be other interviews in the coming weeks.