Classics are to be found everywhere. Performance art is no exception. Rocky was first created as a reaction to the first film about Rocky Balboa – forever immortalized by Sylvester Stallone. McCarthy draws his inspiration from arch American popular cultural phenomena like Disney world, soap operas, B-movies and cartoons. McCarthy’s Rocky-parody is naked, vulnerable and works as a well-placed knockout on the frictionless superhero known from Hollywood blockbusters.
Spreafico Eckly has treated the original video as choreography by noting all movements in a score. Extreme formalism meets 70’s performance, theory meets ketchup in our foyer at Black Box teater. The stage is set for a historical retrospective on the history of performance art. And the real question is: What a classic is and how it performs in (our) time?