Dean Kelland uses performance, photography, film and period materials to explore representations of class and masculinity in British situation comedy.
His residency will explore the idea of the sitcom as a social mirror in relation to three situation comedies of the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s: Hancock’s Half Hour, Steptoe & Son, and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
Episode 1: ‘The Man Who Never Was’ (14 January – 9 February)
Episode 2: ‘The Desperate Hours’
(11 February – 16 March)
Episode 3: ‘OH WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?WHATEVER HAPPEN TO ME?’ (18 March – 20 April)
Each residency period will culminate in a live studio performance:
Saturday 16 March, 3.30pm
Saturday 20 April, 2pm
‘Bob Ferris and Terry Collier’
Studio performances are free, all welcome.
Follow Dean’s residency blog here:
Image credit: “OH WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ME?” (Performance still)
Performance/mixed media 2012. © Dean Kelland.