Selfish Impatient Insecure

Liv Fontaine
(15 min) 

Breathlessly breathlessly breathlessly desperately desperately desperately. I’m just trying to find myself and sometimes that’s not easy. There is a woman whose mouth is a monster, a victim of her own toxic persona, a person who can’t recall her past. Her present is a game of multiple names, premeditated rules and obvious outcomes. The blonde haired woman reflects on her position as a performer, her responsibility as an entertainer, her bad behaviour and her desire for destruction and disaster. The black haired woman performs the prolonged provocation she feels as a participator in the seething caldron of modern society. Frustrated, humiliated and filled with rage she cracks. 


Created, Directed and Performed by Liv Fontaine
Music Performed by Edwin Stephens
Produced for Civic Room by Alasdair Campbell
Filming and Editing by Daniel Hughes
Lighting Design by Jazz Hutsby
CCA Technician – Kenny Christie
Lighting Hires from CPE Lighting
Sound Hire from Brand Calibre

Part of the HUBRIS programme curated by Civic Room for Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art 2021

Supported by Creative Scotland

Special thanks to Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Artists Biography

Liv Fontaine is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. Concerned with the politics of relationships and sex, her live performances speak in the language of hysteria, trauma, pleasure and desperation. Situating herself in the pig trough and examining her own complicity in this orgy of depravity, Fontaine tells stories featuring the familiar stock characters of sexuality and their subsequent realities.

Solo exhibitions
Solo exhibitions include: HURT AGONY PAIN LOVE IT, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London (2020); New Works On Paper by Liv Fontaine, Albert Avenue Flat Show, Glasgow (2018).

Group exhibitions
Groups exhibitions include: Ridiculous!, curated by Paul Carey Kent, Elephant West, London (2020); SuperNormal Festival, Oxford (2019); Love Hangover, David Dale, Glasgow (2019); Vaseline, Celine, Glasgow (2019); Performance Club TV, Raven Row, London (2019); Cannibal O, CCA Glasgow (2019); RUPTURE, ART NIGHT 18, curated by Hayward Gallery, Garden Museum, London (2018).

View all HUBRIS films here.