DVD - THE BRITISH GUIDE TO SHOWING OFF
The British Guide to Showing Off speaks to the outsider in all of us. It is raucous, liberating and sexually charged and perfect watching for anyone who has ever wanted to break out. Andrew Logan is the creator of the Alternative World Competition, a spectacular fancy dress party for grown ups.
Featuring contributions from Brian Eno, Ruby Wax, Zandra Rhodes, Richard O'Brien, Nick Rhodes and Grayson Perry, The British Art to Showing Off was filmed over five years and includes plenty of humour from contestants old and new. The DVD is directed by Jes Benstock and is rated a 15.
Summary: British artist and living legend Andrew Logan, loved the world over by celebrities and misfits alike, takes us under his glittering wing and inside his outrageous, anarchic and spectacular costume pageant: the Alternative Miss World Show. As the Shows master of ceremonies and ringmaster, Logan is the high priest of an esteemed congregation. He describes the Show as his most important artwork; a fabulous living sculpture that spans forty years of arts and culture. Using live observational camera, archive and exuberant animation, this documentary charts the mounting of the 2009 Show, interwoven with its history, the rise, fall and rediscovery, of both the event and the artist at its centre.