mumok - FISCHERSPOONER: Sir

When Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner founded their art, music, and performance project FISCHERSPOONER in 1998 in New York, they had a mission—to make the stuffy and elitist art scene more open and accessible. Success came quickly. After their first orgiastic and opulent performances like those at MoMA PS1, they became a firm fixture in the city’s art scene. With their song Emerge, they even landed a top 40 hit in the British charts in 2002, and appeared in the cult TV show Top of the Pops.
With their show Sir FISCHERSPOONER will be presenting their own queer-lustrous and passionate universe for the first time at mumok. A site-specific installation will remodel Casey Spooner’s New York apartment, thus raising questions as to the collapse of private and public space, and addressing our need for constant broadcasting of our lives and experience—a phenomenon of our age that is transforming personal space more and more into performative and public space. The installation is an artistic extension of FISCHERSPOONER’s fourth album project, also entitled Sir. It was produced by Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) and addresses the dissolution of the borders between an internal and an external social self.
 
The exhibition will be on view until October 29, 2017

 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_01.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Apt 3/Casey #5, 2015 © Yuki James
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_09.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Apt 3/Juan Pablo and Casey, 2015 © Yuki James
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_06.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Still aus / still from TOGETHERNESS (excerpt), 2016. Directed by Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner. Starring: Juan Pablo Rahal, Casey Spooner. Executive Producer: Jeff Sommar/Bunker. Producer: Min Soo Elle Kim. DP: Matthew Schroeder. Editor: Ida Chelengar. Creative Director: Spilios Gianakopoulos. Colorist; James Tillett. Mr. Spooner’s Hair: Jeff Francis, Mr. Rahal’s Hair: Ian Scott Dorey, Makeup: Regina Harris © FISCHERSPOONER 
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_07.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Still aus / still from TOGETHERNESS
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_08.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Apt 3/Robert, 2015 © Yuki James
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_03.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Aus der Serie / part of the series EGOS, 2015. Photo: Jesus Ugalde Solis
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_02.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Apt 3/Martin and Casey, 2015 © Yuki James
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_05.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Aus der Serie / part of the series EGOS, 2015. Photo: Asger Carlsen
 
viewnn_mumok_fisher_spooner_sir_04.jpg
FISCHERSPOONER, Aus der Serie / part of the series EGOS, 2015. Photo: Vincent Claudio Urbani
 
USEFUL INFORMATION
Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070
(see map below)
Visit the museum's website
Save

Share this article

Media