Notorious

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein

7 - 11 November 2017 / 19:45
The Pit

Blurring the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein interrogates representations of female subjectivity, looking at ways in which social media and consumerism have redefined how we relate to the female body, one’s ‘true self’ and public shaming.

In this irreverent phenomenon of music, dance and ‘witch-bitch’ ritual, The Famous plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture, seeking, as she puts it, ‘the real me, the pure me, behind this soiled shroud of promiscuity.’

Pulling from the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie), The Famous examines pop culture’s take on the ‘female monster’. She reveals, ‘I’ll be ResurrecDEAD as your ultimate fantasy – a horny dead virgin.’ Expect visual overload and risk-taking from this raw, timely and uncomfortably hilarious interdisciplinary performance, which follows on from the sell-out Splat! seen at the Barbican in 2013.


1 hour 15 mins/no interval

Age guidance 16+ (contains adult themes and nudity)


11-12 Nov 2017, 2.30-4.30pm; 12-3pm
Weekend Lab

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
Join Lauren for a practical weekend for young adults and exploring pop feminism in response to her production Notorious.
£20, includes a ticket to Notorious on Saturday 11 November.
Bursary places available.


This event is part of:
UK/USA

Presented by the Barbican

Research and development supported by Arts Council England, PACT Zollverein, Kone Foundation and the Barbican

Commissioned by Fierce Festival and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Produced by In Company Collective

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