When Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner founded their art, music, and performance project FISCHERSPOONER in 1998 in New York, they had a mission—to make the stuffy and elitist art scene more open and accessible. Success came quickly. After their first orgiastic and opulent performances like those at MoMA PS1, they became a firm fixture in the city’s art scene. With their song Emerge, they even landed a top 40 hit in the British charts in 2002, and appeared in the cult TV show Top of the Pops.
With their show Sir FISCHERSPOONER presents their own queer-lustrous and passionate universe for the first time at mumok. A site-specific installation remodels Casey Spooner’s New York apartment, thus raising questions as to the collapse of private and public space, and addressing our need for constant broadcasting of our lives and experience—a phenomenon of our age that is transforming personal space more and more into performative and public space. The installation is an artistic extension of FISCHERSPOONER’s fourth album project, also entitled Sir. It was produced by Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) and addresses the dissolution of the borders between an internal and an external social self.
Curated by Marianne Dobner
Photography by Yuki James