The Kipper Kids(Brian Routh and Martin von Haselberg)

Up Yer Bum was performed by The Kipper Kids at the Acme Gallery, London in 1979. Steve Thorne gives a vivid description in a review published in the first ever Performance Magazine in June of that year. Their work has the signature of organised chaos or, as Thorne puts it, “a highly aesthetic mess”, as well as exploring viscerailty and the violence behind mannered ritual.

The Kipper KidsBrian Routh and Martin von Haselberg)

Performance documentation / Examples of works

Documentation of a performance/ possibly Your Turn to Roll it, 1973, Paris
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Singing, 1978, Radio broadcast on KPFK, 14 mins
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The Kipper Kids, The Kitchen, New York, 1979
Study Room Ref: EF5123

The Kipper Kids, University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1979
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JOHNSON, Dominic (2015) The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art, London: Palgrave Macmillan
Study Room Ref: P2760

MONTANO, Linda M. ed. (2000) Performance Artists Talking In The Eighties, USA: University Of California Press
Study Room Ref: P0193

TARSIA, Andrea ed. (2002/2003) A Short History of Performance Parts I & II, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Study Room Ref: P0312 + P0417

THORNE, Steve (1979) ‘Review’ in Performance Magazine, June pp 4-5
Study Room Ref: A0666


Kipper Kid’s Facebook Page


Kipper Kids At the Kitchen
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Kipper Kids, 1975, Laica, Los Angeles
Kipper Kids, (1975), Laica, Los Angeles.
Kipper Kids, Forum Theater, Berlin, 1973
Kipper Kids, Forum Theater, Berlin, (1973).
The Kipper Kids,1979, film
The Kipper Kids, (1979), film.