After a long and illustrious career, Spongebob Squarepants lies forgotten and ailing in palliative care. The only person willing to hear the tales of his adventures long gone is a fan who keeps a vigil by his bedside. Through a television, the pair revisit various heroics and escapades from Spongebob’s days on Bikini Bottom. His life-support system depends precariously on battery power and as the batteries fade the video begins to glitch. Despite all efforts to sustain him by his offsider, once the batteries lose power, Spongebob is lost.
Spongebob is dying is a performance-based installation in Vitrine exploring the dialogue between ourselves, the things we use to entertain us, and the unintended plot developments that can result.
Daniel Green is a Sydney based artist, performer, curator and terrible musician. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Western Sydney and has shown at Bus in Melbourne and This Is Not Art Festival in Newcastle. Spongebob is dying will be performed on the 10th of October from 3pm, as well as on the 1st, 28th, 29th and 30th of October from 7am.