Latest News | Biography | Filmography | Performances and Exhibitions | Discography | Bibliography | Zineography | Press | Links | Photos | Merchandise and Contacts

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


When you've existed for centuries mentoring naturally comes with the territory. When I was teaching in Berlin back in 2007 at the Weissensee Art Akademy I met a scrappy 21 year old blondine boy from France who just warmed my heart with his wild enthusiasm for living life as a mobiliac artfraction. That youth with the aristocratic forbearing was named Christophe DeRohan Chabot and now he has his first solo exhibition at the marvelously forward commercial Berlin gallery space This is Exile.
The installation on view is sublime in its minimalist splendour, the carefully placed and balanced naruda in the darkened space is meditative and distruptive at the same time, something like the cosmos of the artist who is not the child barely out of his teens anymore but a grown man of 30 approaching his Jesus Christos Christie Himmelfahrt. The brilliance that I first saw in my Make Art or Die seminar has now come to roost. Call it genius, call it phat and f*cked up, but call it you will Mortimer.
You only have till September 3rd to see the DeRohan Chabot diaphanous gay goth drapes, Trilogy of Terror Totem and other quirky ephemera so make haste.
Kurfuerstenstrasse 19
Thur – Sat 1-6pm by appointment only.
Not one of my ex students, but the young gorgeous artist Elly Clark is always up to something dazzling, engaging and no good.  She just sent me this latest missive of activitat.

Remote Intimacy Digital Residency at Fabrica with Marlborough Theatre & Brighton Digital Festival - September 14th-17th

In May this year I was awarded commission by Fabrica Gallery in association with Brighton Digital Festival exploring the subject of 'Remote Intimacy' with my ongoing #PhysicalDigital #OnlineOffline #Sergina drag performance project. 
For it I developed two new participatory performances: Waiting for Ice Cream, Waiting for #Sergina: Private Performance / Instantaneous Newsreel and I Got My Phone in My Wallet Ghetto blaster induced Flashmob #Serginaciseand upgraded a third - #Sergina's Stimulatingly Sexy Simultaneous Simulation of Herself - by bringing it to a new city, introducing new performer Katy Pendlebury, and incorporating a new song with music by Simon Clark.

On Wednesday 14th September I'm taking part in a panel discussion about my work with 
Magda Tyzlik-Carver.

All events listed below. All are free but booking advised. Click on the links for further info. 

- 14th September 6pm: Panel Discussion of Elly Clarke with Magda Tyzlik-Carver at Fabrica. - 14th - Thursday 15th September: Waiting for Ice Cream, Waiting for #Sergina: Private Performance / Instantaneous Newsreel - at Fabrica. Participatory performance which invites people to enter a blue screen booth dressed and made up as #Sergina, and to deliver their own rendition of#WaitingForIceCream which is instantaneously broadcast via #Sergina's YouTube Channel- Thursday 15th September: I Got My Phone in My Wallet Ghetto blaster induced Flashmob #Serginacise - where we dance the dance of I Got my Phone in my Wallet to willing or unwilling audiences around Brighton. Starting at Fabrica at 7.30pm. - Saturday 17th September: #Sergina's Stimulatingly Sexy Simultaneous Simulation of Herself simultaneously at 7:30PM GMT / 8:30 CET in:        

         #Brighton at 
Fabrica with Katy Pendlbury at 7:30pm
         #Brighton at 
The Marlborough Theatre with Elly Clarke at 7:30pm
         #Berlin at 
Silver Future with Thomas Doherty at 8:30pm
         #Belgrade in a 
Top Secret Venue to be Revealed with Vladimir Bjeličić at 8:30pm