Definitive Answer, 6 min, 2018
Turning a blind eye, 6 min, 2014
Red Sauce Brown Sauce Mania, 6 min, 2014

About the Performer
Common acts of social interaction and the resulting omnipresent etiquette are central themes in David Sherry’s work. In his performances Sherry provides an insight into the cultural codes and learned behaviours revealed in conversations, radio programs, newspaper articles or banal incidents in the street. As an artist Sherry also applies this enquiry to the way he engages with art. Sherry’s work provides another way of thinking about the inspirational philosophy often found in this type of exchange, peering into the laws of the social mesh, repelling an accepted discourse and embracing other forms of meaning common to us all. Sherry’s performance works prompt us to question our daily rituals just at the point when they become unnoticed.



David Sherry, Red Sauce Brown Sauce Mania, performance video, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects.