Kent Beeson is a Classic & An Absolutely New Thing


12 minutes. Single channel.

Images: © Tim Etchells

A spiralling, comical and desperate monologue, exploring one man’s ambitions of showbiz affluence. The common-place dream of exaggerated success and wealth crumbles as the performer becomes more and more flustered, struggling to get through the text he has poorly memorised. Shot on a single camera and in endlessly repeated takes, the completed work shows Kent in a series of different locations, addressing the camera directly, moving between frustration and laughter, stumbling through the text, looping back on his lines, and making comments on his own performance.

Performed by Kent Beeson.

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