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Rubberbandit Blindboy Boatclub bags a masters with his best performance

John Brennan

Published 27/11/2015 | 07:45

President of LIT, Dr. Maria Hinfelaar, awarding Blindboy Boatclub with his MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment
President of LIT, Dr. Maria Hinfelaar, awarding Blindboy Boatclub with his MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment

Now we know what the Rubberbandits keep behind their plastic bag masks - brains.

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Complete with his unusual headgear, Rubberbandits member Blindboy Boatclub received his masters degree from the President of Limerick Institute of Technology, Dr Maria Hinfelaar.

One of 1,700 students to graduate from the third-level college, the comedian and TV star received the MA in in Social Practice and the Creative Environment.

He turned heads at his home college by wearing the bandits' infamous plastic bag garb when receiving the scroll from Dr Hinfelaar and explained that the course had been an ideal one in helping him to delve deep into the theory behind the duo's "manifesto".

"It's an MA inside in the art college, which is perfectly suited for artists who work away from galleries, and tend to focus on society," he said of the masters degree.

"That's what we do. We're artists, but our gallery is the internet and social media. 2015-11-27_new_14952391_I1.JPG

"We have an art movement. I can't say the full name of the art movement in the paper because there's a curse in it. But I also wanted to use the course to explore the theoretical underpinnings of our artistic manifesto," he said.

The Rubberbandits are enjoying success in Britain with their new six-part series on ITV2, The Almost Impossible Game Show, which has drawn big ratings, chiefly driven by the Limerick's duo's brand of "anarchic" commentary.

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