The photographer Antonio Guillem is responsible for creating a stock image that went on to be used in ‘the distracted boyfriend meme’, appearing on the Internet in 2017. This meme became a springboard for the piece you are now watching, provoking a fragmented text improvised by Andy Ingamells & Seán Clancy on Twitter over the course of 28 days. Their collected text (as seen on the right-hand side of the video) became a score of choreographed actions for paper marionettes, a child’s set of maracas, musical typing, copying and pasting, a synthesiser, and performed speech. However, at some point, they too got distracted.Andy performed from his home in Cork, Seán performed from his home in Dublin, and the performance was broadcast via Zoom to an audience of excited viewers in several different countries. This video is a recreation of that performance, and is the third piece they have created as a duo.
Andy Ingamells (with Seán Clancy)(Lecturer, MTU Cork School of Music)