On Thu 1 Feb, The White Hotel presents an unmissable Q&A with legendary noughties prankster Tommy Dunn, whose groundbreaking audacity and obsessive visual documentation evolved into a singular art form and laid the foundation for the modern generation of social media miscreants.

Part of The White Hotel’s ART OF CRIME//CRIME OF ART series, the wildly entertaining career retrospective traces Dunn’s trajectory from budding hoaxer to the vanguard of an audiovisual revolution, cementing a peerless legacy of virtuosic nuisance and earning the title of ‘the best performance artist of his generation’ from Damien Hirst.

In 2002, Channel 4 ignited a public interest in Dunn’s life and work with the documentary ‘Britain’s Favourite Hoaxer’, a stranger-than-fiction comic masterpiece which brought Tommy newfound fame and reintroduced the Great British Prank into our collective imagination.

From his infamous 2001 Man United-vs-Bayern Munich stunt to last year’s viral BBC ‘sex noise’ prank with a glittering ouevre of mischief in between, Dunn recounts his greatest feats and strangest stories through a series of scarcely-believable anecdotes and his incredible archive of personal footage.

Book your tickets to ART OF CRIME//CRIME OF ART: WHAT’S DONE IS DUNN here, and check out the trailer below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Thu 1 Feb, 7pm, The White Hotel,
Dickinson Street, Salford, M3 7LW
, £10
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Thu 18 Jan 2024