This is a performance art work in developed intitally for YouTube and is progressing to major rebranding exercise. KENS Doing has two live performance works currently in development, White Bread Hero (2020) And Kens Cabaret (2020/21).
Welcome to KENS Doing. What’s doing KENS Doing? KENS is an ageing, out of touch mid-career artist. It’s not gunna stop KENS.
KENS Doing draws inspiration from iconic Australian figures of the 80s such as Ken Done, Christopher Skase and Peter Russell Clark. Unlike those figures, KENS finds himself in today’s new world where diversity and marginal voices are rising. KENS is trying to make sense, why he as a white man, he’s no longer relevant. This mad-capped oddball’s wound-up, in over-drive while trying to grapple with the intersection.
Is it time for KENS to make way for a new generation? But what happens to dinosaurs like KENS, as his power and privilege erodes?
Remember, you can, like KENS can.
White Bread Hero dramaturgy Maude Davey.
Kens Cabaret musical director Will Conyers.
YouTube videographer: Matt SMith