ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
THE FAMOUS LAUREN BARRI HOLSTEIN
17 – 21 July 2017
At Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts artists are welcomed into our spaces during the quieter summer months to create new projects, spend time using our beautiful Steinway piano or simply to use the many studio spaces on offer in our space, nestled on the South Downs. Many of the outcomes from these periods of time you will see peppered through forthcoming seasons or as part or larger touring projects both nationally and internationally.
The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein interrogates constructions of gender and desire in a ‘post-feminist’ cultural society, politicizing the potential for the displayed female body to manifest accesses to power or control often denied to that body. The work blurs the lines between Live Art, Dance, Dance Theatre, Contemporary Performance and Fine Art, playing on the borderline between the virtuosic and the abject, entertainment and boredom, pleasure and humiliation, ‘the real’ and the represented, and success and failure. The performances throw into upheaval what it means to be ‘a woman’ in contemporary culture, with The Famous putting her own body at the centre of the work.
The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein will be working on Notorious which is part of our Autumn season, also touring to Fierce Festival and Barbican Centre.
Dates & TimesMonday 17 July, 2017 12:00am
– Friday 21 July, 2017 12:00am