February 17

KRAFT : STUART RINGHOLT

Justin Paton and Charlotte Day

Justin Paton and Charlotte Day

MUMA

The media are so reactionary. You set up a nude daytime disco in a University as part of a survey show, and it’s like the other works just disappear into the ether. You liaise with the Security, Legal, Media and Naturist Departments of said University, to enable everyone to get their gear off and boogie together on a Saturday afternoon, and the punters start talking about their body image and whether they can allow themselves to participate in Club Purple. Way outside most comfort zones. The funny thing is that there ain’t many surprises when you see people you know in the raw. It’s totally uncommon for you to go ‘hey I’m really surprised by so and so’s huge shlong, go figure’ or ‘gee, I didn’t think Mildred’s love cushions were so perfectly pert and friendly because they are so well camouflaged in those tent dresses she prefers to always wear.’ Clothes don’t camouflage nearly as much as we hope. I really don’t see what all the commotion is about the World Premier of Club Purple, a nude daytime disco in an art museum. I had no idea I enjoyed the sensation of getting butt nude and dancing with friends and strangers. I liked it so much they had to ask me to leave.

Natalie Thomas

superduke has over 6000 songs

superduke has over 6000 songs

Bernie and Paul

Bernie and Paul

Club Purple

Club Purple

Floor sculpture, Stuart Ringholt

Floor sculpture, Stuart Ringholt

Anna White

Anna White

Sue Dodd

Sue Dodd

Muma hospitality

Muma hospitality

Maudie Palmer

Maudie Palmer

Ken and Barbie

Ken and Barbie

disco lights on the plush purple carpet at Club Purple

disco lights on the plush purple carpet at Club Purple

Club Purple Opening Hours

Club Purple Opening Hours

A very large disco ball

A very large disco ball