Jeff Badger, The Re-Animation of Dead Tissue, 2002
performance, The Festival of the Sacred & Profane,
Peaks Island, Maine, 2002
Description: The room is set up as laboratory / hospital with various electronic and medical devices set up on tables, along with test tubes, IV bags, beakers and surgical equipment. In the center of the room is the GORILLA, chained down to a stretcher covered in white fabric. In the lab is DR. BARON VON BANANA, who is using the equipment to try to re-animate the lifeless gorilla. As he shocks, injects and operates on the GORILLA, it occasionally spasms, wakes, roars and attacks the DR., who then beats it down with his clipboard.
Jeff Badger is a multimedia artist based in South Portland, Maine. He has exhibited his drawing, painting, sculpture and installation work nationally in solo and group exhibitions, and he records and performs original music in a variety of collaborative projects.
Jeff holds an B.S. in Studio Art and English from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He is on the faculty of Southern Maine Community College where he serves as Department Chair of Fine Arts.
More work to come from Jeff’s prolific collection.