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

The second 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
Alison Lloyd

team 2
Rob Blackson (captain)
Jeanie Finlay
Lesley Guy

special guest
Bruce Asbestos

sound
Meteor theme tune
The Creepers – Baby’s on Fire

cameras
Hannah Phillips
Clare Harris

stage assistant
Hugh Dichmont

live mixing
Liam Aitken

editing
Samuel Mercer

produced by
TETHER

for
SIDESHOW

filmed on
November 19th 2010