Mama I Can't Sing

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Publicity, press, technical, administrative, photographic and audiovisual material for performances of Mama I Can't Sing at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Nov 1995; ICA Apr 1996; Volterrateatro Italy 1997; Malmo Sweden 2000. Variations in spelling used in publicity material, Mama I Can't Sing, Mamma I Can't Sing.

Performances of Mama I Can't Sing featured a cage and medical equipment including a wheelchair and stretcher. Franko, naked, painted white, would perform inside and outside of the cage, at times wearing hoods over his head, or chained to the cage by a collar and chain. The performance also featured two assistants dress in medical whites, who would remove Franko from the cage, push him in a wheelchair, slap him around the face/kick him and perform a scalpel cut to Franko's chest as he lay on a stretcher.

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FB/1/3/2 Photographic material relating to 'Mama I Can't Sing' including slides projected as part of Mama I Can't Sing performances