Disrupting the silence of Southend-on-Sea library, Danny Owen, a local tribute singer, performs his Tom Jones set. Here a carnivalesque performance is set against an unresponsive audience of readers. If in “Local Comic” and “Mobile Disco” the absence of an audience highlighted self-consciousness and artifice, cruelly isolating the entertainers’ lonely acts, Tribute Singer presents a scene of social aberration, colliding the mannered excess of the singer’s energetic performance against a silent and indifferent audience, resolutely absorbed in their studies.