One after another, people walk on to the oh-so-pure, white set… and throw up. The first girl doesn‘t produce much; she sticks her fingers down her throat several times, but comes up with only a few drops of bile before giving up and leaving the frame. The next person does better and the third spews up a reasonable amount. Martin Creed has edited the ’Sick Film‘ so that things build from scant beginnings to a crescendo – a veritable waterfall in terms of quantity, spread and colour. The last candidate vomits copiously all over the set; its hard to believe that such a lake could emanate from a single stomach.
The ‘Sick Film’ will soon be available on DVD from Hauser & Wirth.