Photograph by Cait Ni Dhuinnin

Photograph by Cait Ni Dhuinnin

 

Fool’s Guild

A performance by Sophie Behal, Isadora Epstein, Eoghan McIntyre and Benjamin Stafford at Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, on 28th of February 2018.

Fools are marginal figures; they transgress custom and convention and by doing so are marked as outsiders. Often this marginalisation is due to ineptitude; a fool’s labours are often marked by the absence of skill, finesse or ingenuity. The Fool’s Guild are a fictional group of artists and curators who advocate foolishness, folly and incompetence as an art making tactic.