Richard makes performances that are social, joyful, topical and political – although rarely simultaneously. He specialises in anarcho-surrealist interventions which create the kind of uncertainty that leads to possibility. His first television programme, Fame Asylum, was described by The Guardian as ‘the worst idea for a television programme in the world ever’, and nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.
Richard’s 2015 adaptation of his inexplicably popular Redux Project for BBC4 was called ‘one of the smartest, strangest, subversive half hours of television I have ever seen’ by critic Matt Truman. This summer the project visited Doc|Fest in Sheffield, The Great Exhibition of the North, and the Festival of Thrift in Redcar. His installation Shed Your Fears, born at the last edition of this retreat, debuted at Tate Modern’s Tate Exchange‘s Who Are We? programme in 2017. Richard’s performed in over 30 countries, and in 2019 he will unveil his most ambitious commission yet for the Radical Independent Art Fund.