Stephen Sheehan’s New Film On Why All Blonde People Should Be Shot

Pooping mushrooms out onto roundabouts, the philosophy of dead fish, and sounds within the walls: Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist Stephen Sheehan has made a bizarre new film about his time in Finland…

Entitled Behind the lights: All blonde people should be shot, Sheehan’s full film is currently available to view on Vimeo, and also on display at the Vanha Paukku Centre in Lapua, Western Finland. The film was developed during a five week residency in the town by the artist, who specialises in performance art, and which references how blonde Finnish people are (of course), but also more abstract ideas on the absurdity of human behaviour and its very existence.

Sheehan’s next film, entitled FINLAND DOES NOT EXIST, is currently being made, and you can see him perform a live prototype on Saturday at Crown Building Studios, Liverpool, for the princely sum of 50p. Read our Big Interview with the Wirral Metropolitan College graduate here, where he discusses the impact of being one of only 11 artists chosen for Liverpool Biennial’s critical new mentoring programme, the challenges of live performance, and the experiences that lie behind his art work — “This is deadly serious”.

Laura Robertson

See FINLAND DOES NOT EXIST | Stephen Sheehan 7pm, Saturday 17 September 2016, at Crown Building Studios, Liverpool – 50p

Posted on 12/09/2016 by thedoublenegative