Career Suicide

Patrick McGraw, Kaleidoscope Magazine, October 1, 2022

Mark Flood isn’t his real name, but rather the name that Flood, whose birth name is John Peters, chose for himself in 1992. The name change epitomizes much of Flood’s work, which filters his ostensible reality into a kind of grand performance of “The Artist.” Flood went so far as to hire a surrogate (also in 1992), a younger and more handsome guy named Peter, to stand in for him at his openings and pose for press photos, a prank that would easily fit into an episode of Nathan Fielder’s show The Rehearsal (2022).