Official Welcome (After Andrea Fraser), 2007, performance (30mins)

This was a recreation of the Andrea Fraser performance from 2001 where she plays two protagonists – an artist and a supporter/prize giving event host – with the script taken from a variety of prize acceptance and gallery opening speeches lauding a succession of artists, the artists responses becoming increasingly incoherent and erratic. In the original Fraser disrobes as the piece progresses, in this version a bottle of champagne was consumed with the drunken-ness of the artist played up while the supporter attempts to maintain sober control. This was performed in the Grosvenor Public House, London, to a mixture of an invited audience and the unsuspecting general public.