Speech as art

Kimmo Modig is this artist whose work tends to center around speaking and performance. I’ve been following his work for a while and I find it weirdly brilliant. You can find many of his works online, so let’s have a look.

First, Express Yourself (2012). It’s one of the earlier works, but shows what all of this is about (speaking and pop culture).

Second, here’s DEEP4U (2014). It’s a collaboration between Kimmo Modig, Georges Jacotey, Shawné Michaelain Holloway and Jennifer Chan. Like a lot of Modig’s art, it’s very meta.

Finally, Court of Helburg (2014), a 90-minute play. It’s hard to summarize, but basically Kimmo Modig has gotten your attention for 90 minutes so he might as well entertain you. It felt to me like start-up comedy for adults (in the sense of mature taste, not sexual content).1


  1. I don’t think any of you will actually watch this through, but hey. I did watch it even though I was in the premiere.


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