Spartacus Chetwynd

We take a surreal trip into the dressing up box of the British Artist in advance of the Frieze Art Fair

© Marius Hansen

You’re also making a ‘cat bus’. What’s that and how does it fit in?‘The cat bus is an integral part of the performance. It’s based on an anime character from Studio Ghibli’s film “My Neighbour Totoro”, which is a flying bus in the form of a 12-legged cat which takes the characters to where they want to go. My cat bus, which I’m making out of aluminium, is about the size of a car. The cat bus will be at Frieze throughout the day for people to sit in. And then, in a 40-minute performance, two teams will compete for a ride in the cat bus which will take them to the tax haven, during which it will be operated by ten puppeteers.’

Interview: Helen Sumpter

Spartacus Chetwynd at Frieze Art Fair 2010

  • Frieze Art Fair 2010

    Critics' choice Until Sun Oct 17, Regent's Park

    Spartacus Chetwynd’s ‘A Tax Haven Run by Women (In the Style of a Luna Park Game Show)’ will be performed once a day during Frieze ...