Wank

 

 

Video 3:24 Mins. DVD available upon request.

© Kate Pelling 2009

 

Wank is an improvised performance that results in a clown being presented as a sexual deviant, masturbating when they should be making balloon animals in the traditional role of children’s entertainer. However the process of improvisation, the simulation of the sexual act and the balloon as a substitute penis question the implied deviancy, exposing the clown's position as a cultural construction.