The Famous plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture, seeking the redemptive purity behind her own promiscuous behaviour, in this irreverent pop-phenomenon of music, dance, and witch-bitch ritual.
Pulling from the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj, and The Famous’ own legendary self(ie), Notorious examines pop culture’s take on the female monster. Expect visual overload, risk-taking, and your ultimate fantasy – horny dead virgins – from this interdisciplinary performance. Repentance just might manifest from behind The Famous’ ghastly gaze, if she can put her slutty soul to rest.
The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein’s work blurs the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art. Problematizing representations of female subjectivity, The Famous’ work interrogates the ways in which social media and pop-consumerism have redefined how we relate to the female body, ‘the real me’, and public shaming. Following her sell-out show Splat! in 2013, The Famous returns to the Barbican with this raw, timely, and uncomfortably hilarious piece.
Created by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
Associate Artist Krista Vuori
Collaborators Krista Vuori and Brogan Davison
Design by David Curtis-Ring
Produced by Sally Rose
Lighting design by Martin Langthorne
Production Manager Hannah Moore
Company Stage Manager Chloe Dorato
Marketing and Producing Assistant Molly Giles
Company Production Assistant Lóa Björk
Dramaturg Eirini Kartsaki
Development by In Company Collective
Make up by Thom Shaw
Press by Mobius
Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
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Thursday 23 November, 20178:00pm