Saturday, April 11, 2009

Jade Goody - Mark McGowan's art tribute

Mark McGowan is planning to reenact the last few hours of Jade Goody's life in what he threatens will be a two-hour performance at Cordy House, Curtain Road, Shoreditch. Tickets for the May 18 performance are £17/£25.

"I am from south London," he says, "and I loved Jade. The last months of her life were in the public eye, except the moments of her death. As an artist, this is my tribute to Jade, I always supported her, even through the Shilpa Shetty incident." Here's a preview trailer: I doubt that his singing voice would get him far on Britain's Got Talent.

7 comments:

Ben Foster said...

Does this not further enhance the culture of mournography as expressed by the tabloid press? Here's a brief youtube clip which, I think, eloquently relays all that's wrong with the Cult of Celebrity - http://tinyurl.com/c7fsvc

Madame Arcati said...

Indeed it does Ben, and I commend your own heartfelt contribution to the genre, blighted by satire as it is. Let us not forget however that even Matthew Norman hit the heights of his prose powers in his own tribute to Jade in a broadsheet that sells few copies. Matthew has a high opinion of himself and only responds to people on a par with divinity.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

I sincerely wish I had had the privilege of being in the presence of Jade; such a wonderful soul..."all you need is love" sometimes to get through the hard times...and it appears she had that...how sad that many artists are broken by the evil and vile people in the world that do not know how to love...what a shame, but artists do leave a legacy (as obviosuly dispayed in Jade's presence on this earth.)..
Mark is showing that one can love not only from the heart and soul of the animate presence but also as he remembers her in the surreal sense...
s!
RE:"duh" anonymous toy, that keeps trying to say I am jealous of Kevin... Why would I be jealous? you are one sick bored puppy...I know Kevin as a sister in law and all he was, equals an inanimate facade... with which I am intimately familiar.

Anonymous, but not that one said...

An Idiot wrote:

"RE:"duh" anonymous toy, that keeps trying to say I am jealous of Kevin... Why would I be jealous? you are one sick bored puppy...I know Kevin as a sister in law and all he was, equals an inanimate facade... with which I am intimately familiar."

Translation in English, please?

Anonymous said...

Isn't this a rip-off of 'Headz' on CBBC ?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that should be 'Hedz' and not 'Headz'.

Anonymous said...

Mark McGowan's singing grows on you. Lovely.