Bite The Hand
My Dads Strip Club
26th-28th November 2009
Various sites in Lincoln
My Dads Strip Club resided in Lincoln for three days to present work that was politically relevant and active. Their work focused on two main issues, Buy Nothing Day and the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, one questioned consumerism and the other issues of ecology.
The first event, Bite The Hand, acted as an introduction to MDSC’s works and related artists who use activism in their practice through a stand-up comedy style evening. The evening explored every day consumerist actions, alongside personal insights into a brain washed world of capitalist dictatorship. Bite The Hand provided a platform for the subsequent day's activities, which saw a narrated live drawing event coinciding with the Mini Wave protest, a sibling event to the Wave protest in London, highlighting the Copenhagen conference.
The final day of residence on Buy Nothing Day encompassed two interventions. During the Christmas shopping MDSC attempted to sell ‘deer shit’ to shoppers using the premise of buying ‘deer shit’ for Christmas rather than ‘cheap shit.' MDSC concluded with an intervention in Tescos where participants pushed empty shopping trolleys, eventually forming a chain that snaked the aisles, a subtle protest to other shoppers.