Whipped

 

 

Video 6:24 Mins. DVD available upon request.

© Kate Pelling 2009

Whipped explores the space after the performance; what happens to the clown after the whipped cream pie in the face and how does the audience respond to this contradiction to entertainment. The piece draws on theories that clowns act as scapegoats for society’s fears and positions the ‘audience’ as a construction that is at odds with the perceived fears of society.