a. An abrupt, unintended transition in style from the exalted to the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect.
b. An anticlimax.
a. Insincere or grossly sentimental pathos
"A struggle with bathos" depicts the artist simultaneously trying to draw his own erection and answer questions about why he is drawing his own erection at the same time.
Originally presented as part of the group show of performance work 'Open Up' at KINGS ARI, curated by Malcolm Lloyd.