Landscape, Seascape, Skyscape, Escape!

  • 14 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Chris Dobrowolski is dissatisfied with the art world and builds elaborate and ingenious ways to try and escape the whole scene.

A talented sculptor, he has created working works of art, mostly from junk and recycled rubbish: a sailing boat, a bike/car, a hovercraft, a tank with a functioning flame-thrower, and a one-seater aeroplane.

The show is a trip along his escape route and uses film and slide projection in amongst linked monologues. OK, the slide projector is temperamental and the Super-8 film quality ‘Zapruderesque’ but this all adds to the enormous fun of the experience. His monologues have structure and they take us all on a journey. It’s primarily Chris’ journey but he draws you in and you become a willing passenger on the ride.

Chris’ attempts to escape appear to be an ongoing work-in-progress. Goodness knows where he’ll go next.

The finale is hilarious and indescribable, so I’m not going to even try. (Alistair Rutherford)

Dr Robert’s Magic Bus, until 26 Aug (not 15 & 22), 9.30pm

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