The Art of Cardboard
This is one of my funniest scripted performances. The full title is “The Art of Cardboard! A Performance by Marcy B. Freedman including an art historical analysis of cardboard art and a live demonstration of how to make great art using old pizza boxes and other cardboard refuse.” Quite a title, yes?
For the first part of this performance, I am dressed in a dowdy, professorial way, and I assume a serious tone as I insist that the cardboard art of Marcy B. Freedman possesses the same admirable qualities as the best examples of sculpture created by the masters of western art, from Michelangelo to Richard Serra. (My husband could not believe that I was able to keep a straight face during this incredibly ridiculous spoof.)
Then, I removed some garments to become a flaky, far-out, dim-witted artist who did a good job of showing how easy it is to create cardboard art. Her demonstration made the claims presented in the first half of the performance seem even more absurd.