Weekend Lab: The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein

Barbican Centre

11 - 12 November 2017 / 14:30
Education Events

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein leads this performance-based workshop aimed at young women, exploring feminism and pop culture in response to Notorious at the Barbican.

In the current political climate, misogyny is on the rise. Women today receive confusing messages about their own representation – through magazines, through faux-feminist appropriations by celebrities, through social media – in this workshop, you will work with Holstein to explore this difficult terrain.

Notorious blurs the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art, exploring popular culture’s portrayal of ‘female monstrosity’. It explores the cultural temptation to redeem or vilify the ‘female monster’, particularly within the context of neoliberal post-feminism.

After a conversation-led workshop on Saturday, you will see Notorious on Saturday evening, followed by a practical workshop on Sunday. We will explore representations of womanhood in pop culture, and work practically to discover performative ways of critiquing these.

We are particularly interested in creating a space in which contemporary feminism can be critiqued for its ‘whiteness’ and its privilege, and we aim to bring together women from diverse racial backgrounds to participate in this workshop.

This Lab is suitable for students, emerging practitioners, and anyone with an interest in, or questions about, feminism, aged 16-25.


Ticket Information:
11 & 12 Nov 2017, 2.30-4.30pm; 12-3pm
£20, includes a ticket to Notorious on Saturday evening
Bursary places available

Please see Booking Information tab on how to apply.


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