Fri 11 May 2018 19:00 - 23:50

Parks + The Recreationals – Live music from the genius of performance art Bob Parks

Entrance: £5.00

Bob will be performing  with his RnB band he describes –

“To describe Parks and the Recreationals – off the top of my head – it’s all about the rhythm and blues feeling. We do early 60’s dramatic pop ballads, blues, R&B and soul from that era and my own material which has some rap and is blues based. How does that sound?”

In the 70’s in LA Bob became a peer of Chris Burden and Paul McCarthy, at the time young artists revolutionising American conceptual art with a series of intense and confrontational performances, and he soon began making his own wild and troubling work.

He walked around LA in a string bikini, as a gesture of solidarity for the feminist movement, and was abused and set upon wherever he went. He screamed and faked seizures. He gave away all his belongings to school children. He built a giant mud-mountain in the living-room of his North Hollywood condo.

If youve never heard of Bob Parks (or met him at Vouts where he likes to hang out ) the extraordinary performance artist please read this and get educated.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/Q6WHYjGPJjrX87CMMZPYGd/its-ok-to-be-weird-the-extraordinary-life-of-bob-parks