The Face Of Satire is a new exhibition by photographer Rachel King. In collaboration with artists India Banks, Frode Gjerlow, illustrator Tom Morgan and LOCO London Comedy Film Festival the show presents the extraordinary variety and vitality of British satire today and the first time satire has been presented across so many different art forms.
The show features many of the UK’s foremost satirical writers, comedians and performers including Jonny Vegas, David Baddiel, Gerald Scarfe and Josie Long to name but a few. Each subject was asked to describe what satire meant to them personally and to work with the photographer and her artistic collaborators to bring their vision to life. The resulting fourteen images all Giclée prints
by Metro, show a personal dialogue between the subjects and the art directors and have become as much a self-portrait as anything else, a concept Banks and Gjerlow conceived.
The Face Of Satire is part of LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2014, Satire Day, whose events plan to poke fun at power through an exciting programme of talks, screenings and live comedy performance. Celebrating satire will be special guests from TV, film and print - including a tribute to Sir David Frost by his producer Barney Jones and friend Rory Bremner, a panel of top women satirists, live performance from festival artists in residence Crank Theatre, a guest performance from Sh!t Theatre and a remarkable look into the secrets of satire in cartoon with the inimitable Gerald Scarfe.