Images: Gallery 4

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You Don’t Actually Die

Video, 16 minutes 16 seconds, 2013

What Happens When The Bank Runs Out of Money Video, 6 minutes 42 seconds, 2013

See an excerpt of the video and stills here

Film of comedian David T. Hyde who confronts viewer with personal, political and philosophical satirical material related, challenging viewer’s optimism and propensity to see the silver lining in life’s obstacles. His direct, raw and astute anecdotal scenarios are at once cutting social criticisms thrusting viewer into difficult identification with unvoiced, repressed issues of contention concerning mortality to family values, addiction, personality disorders and economic downturn. His elaborate perspectives to self-imposed conundrums are energetic, bare expositions of the topical- allegories of Monopoly in What happens when the bank runs out of money? to unexpected inverted aphorisms It’s Not What You Look At That Matters, It’s What You See.  Yung’s re-edited sequencing mirrors the circular monologue detected in the comedian’s retorts; dislodged from the usual live stand-up interchange, the dramatic and prophetic impetus of each delivery compounds uncomfortable viewing in style and subject. Yung intersperses the very exterior rehearsed delivery of his self-scripted ‘act’ with conversation excerpts that reveal deeper inner conflicts, fears and fixations unrevealed to the audience. The darker truths of ‘howling’ and need for self-validation echoes existential preoccupations of the art process and heightens the tragic of any ensuing humour or evasion from identification.

Due to the illicit nature of some of David’s language, only an edited clip was shown during the exhibition as What Happens When the Bank Runs Out of Money, 6 minutes 42 seconds, there were four special screenings of the piece in full

From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Dificult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing

Difficult Thing

Wooden shelf, paper and pens, 2013
Yung asks What is the most difficult thing you have done? providing paper and pens for viewers of all ages to share a life experience however significant or trivial and pin up for the next person to discover.

From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing

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From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing

From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing

From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing

From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing
From You Don’t Actually Die & Difficult Things, Gallery 4, Amongst Dark Trees, A Clearing