Doug Fishbone

Doug Fishbone  –  The Deluxe River Cruise

“Join artist Doug Fishbone on a unique guided cruise along the Thames – a journey through both the heart of the city and his own mildly warped imagination. Fishbone’s super Deluxe River Cruise includes live commentary and a fabulous slide show accompaniment designed to enrich your experience of the psycho-geography of London as never before, enabling you to see London and its attractions from an altogether different perspective. No matter how many times you’ve toured the river, you’ll enjoy the city’s best-loved sights and appreciate his distinctive perspective.”

 

 

The tour boat “King Edward,” run by waterman family the Jones’ took passengers from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge, on the guided cruise lasting approx 45 minutes. The audience join Fishbone on a classic Thames river tour boat for an alternative view of London’s past and present river landscape.

Illustrating his narrations with hundreds of images downloaded from the internet, Fishbone presents a new form of story-telling that is both hilarious and unsettling, leading one critic to describe him as a “stand-up conceptual artist”. He employs the strategies of advertising, propaganda and stand-up comedy to explore the relativity of perception and understanding in surprising visual and narrative tapestries that recycle the contemporary media landscape in new and unexpected ways.