Fantômas - The Villain

This is more of an investigative lecture than a performance. I go through the bizarre and mysterious contents of a USB that I found on the pavement.

The USB belonged to a journalism student, Jeremy Fardon, and contained all of his research into Fantômas, a self-proclaimed villain who was terrorising Edinburgh art galleries by sticking little casts of toes on the walls.

2015 - 17

Some of the evidence is below, so you can get a closer look after watching...

One of Fantômas' toes and an accompanying calling card. Photo taken by Jeremy Fardon.

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Fantômas - about to stick a toe on the wall at the Luc Tuymans exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery. Photo taken by the exhibition photographer.

Jeremy Fardon (red jumper) asking the assistant curator (blocked by Luc Tuymans' face) about Fantômas' toe intervention half an hour prior at the Luc Tuymans exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery. Photo taken by the exhibition photographer.

Fantômas' first Youtube video, introducing himself to the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNhxz_39sMM&t=62s

The half-page spread on Fantômas' escapades in the Edinburgh Evening News.

See the online article at this address: 

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/masked-man-dropping-toe-sculptures-in-city-galleries-1-4016331