Are all curators failed television presenters? Are all artists failed celebrities? Are all TV-quizzes intrinsically absurd? Is contemporary art a failed joke?

The first episode of Sideshow’s own art-themed game-show, Black Swans, hosted by Duncan Allen.

Taking inspiration from every TV quiz show under the sun, from Blankety Blank to Pat Sharpe’s Fun House through Shooting Stars, Black Swans is be filmed before a live studio audience, hold regular team captains and reoccurring rounds; all designed to deconstruct the game-show format and celebrate the quirks and curiosities of contemporary art.

Credits

host
Duncan Allen

team 1
Niki Russell (captain)
Jon Burgerman
Sarah Farmer

team 2
Rob Blackson (captain)
Jermaine Edwards
Sian Robinson Davies

special guest
Bruce Asbestos

waitress
Lauren O’Grady

sound
Meteor theme tune
Nilsson – Coconut

cameras
Hannah Phillips
Apexa Patel

live mixing
Liam Aitken

editing
Samuel Mercer
Liam Aitken

produced by
TETHER
for
SIDESHOW

filmed on
October 29th 2010