SEEN: Donny Benet & Kirin J Callinan – ‘The Edge’

It takes true genius to make something look this authentically awful. From the fact they are both wearing gloves, to the deliberately awful focussing, via the big sections where Callinan is near-invisible in front of a whacking great light, to the fact the damn thing is old-school tube square…. and on and on. This isn’t satire, this is utter devotion to a single joke that has become art. There is no wittier artist going than Donny Benet, and there is no artist as inherently disturbing than Kirin J Callinan – together they’re an eye-popping marvel, demented and brilliant. The fact that the song itself will embed itself in your conscious mind for some time is near-on incidental. What a pair.

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