Hank Bull “Middleclass Marriage” excerpted, 1979

Excerpt from Hank Bull “Middleclass Marriage”. Originally broadcast November 25, 1980. 16:05 min. Produced by John Anderson The GINA Show, Season 1, Episode 24. Courtesy of the artist and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia.

These excerpts are from the 1979 performance work that was also the wedding of Gina Daniels, host of “the GINA Show” to Gary Bourgeois (a.k.a. Gary Middleclass).

Recorded at midnight on April Fools 1979 at Pumps Centre for the Arts, in Vancouver BC, this “Relican”(“Religion Canada”) ceremony was performed by Hank Bull, a.k.a. ‘The Great Homunculus’ among a crowd of local artists, friends, and performers. The broadcast of this work integrates the use of still slide documentation, external audio and video.

The full work aired on June 5, 1979, Season 1, episode 24 of “the GINA Show”, and is contained in the archive library of the Western Front and Video Out distribution.

Hank Bull is the director of Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. He has lived in Vancouver and worked at the Western Front since 1973. He became involved in radio and television in 1975. He co-hosted a radio show as part of the collaborative duo “HP”, with Patrick Ready, and was a frequent contributor to “the GINA Show”. He has been active as an organizer of international artists’ projects using electronic networks and continues various pursuits as a ‘TOTALmedia’ artist.

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