PARFECTIJED (For Everyone)

1983 through 1986. The word “Parfectijed” is The Dark Bob’s mispronunciation of the Dutch term "Prestatietijd" which means “performance time”. "Parfectijed (For Everyone)" was a one-man performance combining song, dance, film, live painting, comedy and storytelling.

FROM THE PRESS

“There is no category of artist, which fully describes the Dark Bob. To his roots he is a painter. Yet he is also a media-manipulator; an artist whose palette is the public’s electronic consciousness, a model-actor, a producer, a bag-lady, a fledgling saint, a sybarite, a dramaturge, a filmmaker and a clown. His two-night stand in darkest Hollywood was only a surprise in the sense of its overwhelmingly inspirational quality of humorous, intense honesty.”
– Lewis MacAdams, High Performance Magazine

“To describe The Dark Bob as an artist or an entertainer doesn’t begin to tell the story of what he does, but it will do as a beginning. A freewheeling combination of Will Rogers, Marcel Duchamp and David Bowie, The Dark Bob embraces pop culture at the same time that he parodies it.”
– Kristine McKenna, author, critic

“Moving full speed against the grain of some cherished middle-American mores…The Dark Bob’s on stage antics can be quite shocking and down right threatening. He is a clone of none and follows in the footsteps of all… to create a blend of shock with controversy that is all wrapped up as entertainment.”
– Greg Crawford, Philadelphia Tribune, The Perry Weekly

 

The Dark Bob Live Monologue Pt. 3

 

The Dark Bob Thought About You, one of three movie segments shown as part of the performance Parfectijed (for Everyone)

 

MORE VIDEOS COMING SOON

PARFECTIJED (FOR EVERYONE) was performed at the following venues.
Group shows and collaborations are indicated in parenthesis.

1983

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles, CA, Caught in the Act Performance Festival (with Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy, Rachel Rosenthal and Rudy Perez)

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, Gold Coast Performance Art Festival (with John White, Paul McCarthy, Barbara T. Smith and Lewis MacAdams)

MADAME WONG’S WEST, Los Angeles, CA

LHASA CLUB, Hollywood, CA

1984

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, MA, ICA Currents (with Nam June Paik, Ilene Segalove and Eleanor Antin)

SUSHI GALLERY, San Diego, CA, Neo-Fest (with Tim Miller, Pat Oleszko and Jo Harvey Allen)

RANDOLPH STREET GALLERY, Chicago, IL

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE, Kansas City, MO

HALLWALLS, Buffalo, NY

COCHISE FINE ARTS, Bisbee, AZ

1985

THE MARK TAPER FORUM and the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, CA. KabbaLAmobile, (a commissioned collaboration with Rachel Rosenthal)

LHASA CLUB, Hollywood, CA

NEW LANGTON ARTS, San Francisco, CA

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, San Jose, CA

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART, San Jose, CA

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Long Beach, CA

PHANTOM GALLERY, Tucson, AZ

C.A.G.E. GALLERY, Cincinnati, OH

THE METRO CLUB, Cincinnati, OH

RACE STREET GALLERY, Grand Rapids, MI

PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER, Philadelphia, PA

1986

CHICAGO ART INSTITUTE, Chicago, IL

RANDOLPH STREET GALLERY, Chicago, IL

TUCSON POETRY FESTIVAL, Tucson, AZ

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, MA

SWAIN SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New Bedford, MA

CLUB MAN RAY, Boston, MA

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Cleveland, OH

SPACES, Cleveland, OH

THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL, Pittsburgh, PA (with Smokey Robinson, Judy Collins, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Jan & Dean)

PORTLAND CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, Portland, OR

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Portland, OR

KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE, Kansas City, MO

DRURY COLLEGE, Springfield, MO

TOUCHSTONE ART CENTER, Farmington, PA

THEATRE X, Milwaukee, WI

LAWNDALE ART CENTER, Houston, TX

CHINO STATE PRISON, Chino, CA

CLUB 9, San Francisco, CA

LHASA CLUB, Hollywood, CA

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Performance